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Happy New Year!

I am so thrilled that my next book, Christianity in North America coedited with Kenneth R. Ross, and Todd M. Johnson will be coming out June 2023.

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Christianity in North America



Combines empirical data and original analysis to offer a uniquely detailed account of Christianity in North America

  • Profiles of Christianity in every country in North America, coupled with attractive presentations of statistical and demographic information
  • Analyses of leading features and current trends in regard to Christianity in North America, written by local scholars with expertise in their field
  • Essays examining each of the major Christian traditions as they are finding expression in North America
  • Essays assessing the direction of Christian faith in North America in relation to such key themes as faith and culture, worship and spirituality, theology, social and political engagement, mission and evangelism, religious freedom, gender, inter-faith relations, immigration and xenophobia, Christian nationalism, ecology, and media

Building on the success of EUP’s highly acclaimed Atlas of Global Christianity, this volume is the seventh in a series of reference works that takes the analysis of worldwide Christianity to a deeper level of detail. It focuses on Christianity in North America, covering every country and offering both reliable demographic information and original interpretative essays by locally based scholars and practitioners. It maps patterns of growth and decline, assesses major traditions and movements, analyzes key themes, and examines current trends. As a comprehensive account of the presence of Christianity in every part of North America, this volume will become a standard work of reference in its field.


Series Preface

Volume Preface



A Demographic Profile of Christianity in North America, Gina A. Zurlo

Christianity in North America, Grace Ji-Sun Kim


First Nations Canada, Terry Leblanc

Anglophone Canada, John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

Francophone Canada, Andre Brouillette

Western United States, Eliza Young Barstow

Midwestern United States, David D. Daniels III

Southern United States, Otis Pickett and Noah Karger

Northeastern United States, Tyler J. Lenocker

United States (Native American), Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson (Yankton Sioux)

United States (African American / Black), JoAnne Terrell

United States (White), David Gushee and Isaac Sharp

United States (Hispanic), Samuel Rodriguez

United States (Asian American), Timothy Tseng

Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Danielle DeLong

Greenland, Errol Martens

Bermuda, Kenneth R. Ross

Major Christian Traditions

Anglicans, Alan L. Hayes

Independents, Jeremy Paul Hegi

Orthodox, Anton C. Vrame

Protestants, Margaret Bendroth

Catholics, Christine Way Skinner

Evangelicals, Soong Chah Rah

Pentecostals/Charismatics, Daniel Isgrigg

Key Themes

Faith and Culture, Miguel A. de la Torre 

Worship and Spirituality, Grace Eun-Sun Lee

Theology, Dhawn B. Martin

Social and Political Context, Jim Wallis

Mission and Evangelism, Allen Yeh

Gender, Susan M. Shaw

Religious Freedom, Paul Marshall

Inter-Religious Relations, Peter C. Phan

Immigration and Xenophobia, Sophia Park

Christian Nationalism, Daniel Miller

Ecology, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

Media, Zachary Sheldon and Heidi A. Campbell


The Future of Christianity in North America, Robert Chao Romero


Christianity by Country

Methodology and Sources of Christian and Religious Affiliation, Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo


About the Author

Kenneth R. Ross, Professor of Theology and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Zomba Theological College, has been researching and teaching Scottish and Malawian history since he first arrived in Zomba in 1988. His many books on Malawi include A Malawi Church History 1860-2020 (2020), Here Comes Your King: Christ, Church and Nation in Malawi (1998) and Malawi and Scotland: Together in the Talking Place since 1859 (2013). His work on Scottish history includes Church and Creed in Scotland (1988) and the edited volume Roots and Fruits: Retrieving Scotland’s Missionary Story (2011). He is currently Series Editor of the Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity (Edinburgh University Press). He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours of 2016.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim was born in Korea, educated in Canada, and now teaches in the United States as Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author or editor of 21 books, most recently, Invisible, Keeping Hope Alive and Intersectional Theology. She is the host of Madang podcast which is hosted by the Christian Century and is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister. More of her writing and work can be found on her blog site Loving Life. Her work can also be accessed at her substack: Loving Life.

Todd M. Johnson is Todd M. Johnson is Paul E. and Eva B. Toms Distinguished Professor of Mission and Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA. Johnson is Associate Faculty at Boston University’s Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs leading a research project on international religious demography. He has published encyclopedias, atlases, databases, monographs, and scholarly articles on counting religionists around the world.