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World Christian Database (WCD)

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Global Statistics and Trends of World Christianity and World Religions

Hrsg. v. Todd M. Johnson

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Faktendatenbank mit umfangreichem statistischem Material zu den Weltreligionen, christlichen Bekenntnissen und anderen Glaubensgruppierungen. Die auf eine Initiative des Center for the Study of Global Christianity am Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary zurückgegehde Datenbank basiert auf der "World Christian Encyclopedia and World Christian Trends". Berichtszeitraum: 1982 ff. Updates: vierteljährlich.

World Christian Database (WCD)

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Brill Academic Publishers

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Das Angebot richtet sich nicht an Verbraucher i. S. d. § 13 BGB und Letztverbraucher i. S. d. PAngV.

ISBN/ISSN

1874-6551

Bestellnummer bei digento :: digento order number

105621

Verlagsinformation :: Publisher's information

The World Christian Database (WCD) includes detailed information on all major world religions. Extensive religious and secular statistics are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 238 countries and 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces. WCD is an initiative of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. A full-time staff is dedicated to updating and maintaining the WCD. New information from thousands of sources is reviewed on a weekly basis to continually refine and improve the database.

Detailed religious and demographic statistics include

- Population and Adherents (for 1900, 1970, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2025, 2050)

- Demographics (birth rate, adult percentage, life expectancy)

- Health (HIV rates, access to water, mortality)

- Education (literacy percentage, schools, universities)

- Communication (scripture access, religious freedom)

- Christian personnel

- Evangelism rates

- Status of missions work

- Lists of Christian denominations in every country

- Country, regional, and global estimates of Pentecostals and Charismatics

- Status of Bible translation

Sources

A large majority of the data collected for the WCD comes from published and unpublished sources, field work, interviews, and questionnaires.

- Around 5,000 statistical questionnaires returned by churches and national collaborators over the period 1982-present

- Field surveys and interviews on the spot in over 200 countries

- A mass of unpublished documentation on all countries, collected on the field, including reports, memoranda, photographs, maps, statistical summaries, and historical documents

- Around 4,500 printed contemporary descriptions of churches, describing denominations, movements, countries and confessions

- Officially-published reports of 500 government-organized national censuses of population

- A series of in-depth interviews with bishops, church leaders, and theologians

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