The field of world Christianity has received considerable scholarly attention in recent years. Some have claimed it is a new field of study, while others have reduced it to mission studies. This article argues that the genealogy of world Christianity lies in the twentieth-century ecumenical movement and especially in the manner in which that movement brought together the search for unity, mission, and interreligious dialogue. The article argues that these three areas of academic scholarship together continue to shape the wider field of study we call world Christianity today.

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