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United States-based Sierra Leonean Dr. Jehu J. Hanciles Book titled Migration and the Making of Global Christianity Listed 2021 Outstanding Academic Titles In USA

United States-based Sierra Leonean Dr. Jehu J. Hanciles is the D.W. and Ruth Brooks Professor of World Christianity and the Director of the World Christianity Program. He has lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Scotland, Zimbabwe, and the United States and has been a visiting professor at schools around the world. Before coming to Candler in 2012, Hanciles was associate professor of the history of Christianity and globalization and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Hanciles’ latest research surveys the history of global Christian expansion through the lens of migration, and his new book is titled Migration and the Making of Global Christianity (Eerdmans, 2021). He has written and published on issues related to the history of Christianity (notably the African experience) and globalization, including Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context (Praeger, 2002) and Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration and the Transformation of the West (Orbis Books, 2009), and numerous articles. His article “The Future of Missiology as a Discipline” was one of the top ten most-read articles in Missiology in 2015. He serves as associate editor of Missiology, one of the premier scholarly journals of mission studies, and on the editorial advisory committee for Baylor University Press’s Studies in World Christianity.

Professor Jehu J. Hanciles (educated in Sierra Leone from primary school to university-level, at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone), the D. W. and Ruth Brooks Professor of World Christianity program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in the United States…has one of his books placed on one of the highest academic pedestals in the United States.

Prof. Jehu J. Hanciles’ latest book,” Migration and the Making of Global Christianity”, made the 2021 Outstanding Academic Titles list published by Choice (a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries).

According to the website, the list “reflects the best in scholarly titles, both print and digital, reviewed by Choice during the previous year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community”.

Only about ten percent of some 5,000 works reviewed annually in Choice make the list, which covers titles from all academic disciplines.

Migration and the Making of Global Christianity is one of only 11 included in “Religion” category

Prof. Jehu J. Hanciles is also the author of “Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration, and the Transformation of the West”; and “Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context”.

Prof. Jehu J. Hanciles is a cousin of Sierra Leonean-based twin brothers, Oswald Hanciles, The Guru, and Osmond Hanciles. He was in Freetown, Sierra Leone about a month ago and he met with the Minister of Labour, Hon. Alpha Osman Timbo in his office.

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