About The World Christian Database

Citing the database

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Gina A. Zurlo and Todd M. Johnson, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2024).

Specific citation

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Gina A. Zurlo and Todd M. Johnson, eds. World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed June 2024).

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Editors

GINA A. ZURLO, PH.D.

Gina A. Zurlo, Ph.D. Gina A. Zurlo is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and her research focuses on World Christianity, sociology of religion, and women’s studies. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, where she edits the World Religion Database (Brill). Her most recent books include Global Christianity: A Guide to the World’s Largest Religion from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (Zondervan Academic, 2022), Women in World Christianity: Building and Sustaining a Global Movement (Wiley-Blackwell, 2023), and From Nairobi to the World: David B. Barrett and the Re-Imagining of World Christianity (Brill, 2023). She was named one of the BBC’s 100 most inspiring and influential women of 2019 for her work in quantifying the religious future. She is a Yang Visiting Scholar of World Christianity at Harvard Divinity School in 2023–2024.

TODD M. JOHNSON, PH.D.

Todd M. Johnson, Ph.D. Todd M. Johnson is the Paul E. and Eva B. Toms Distinguished Professor of Mission and Global Christianity and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Johnson is visiting Research Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs working on a research project on international religious demography. He is co-editor of the Atlas of Global Christianity (Edinburgh University Press) and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed.) and World Christian Trends (William Carey Library). He is co-editor of the World Christian Database (Brill) and World Religion Database (Brill).