Dyron Daughrity of Pepperdine writes:
I write with hopes that you or someone you know might be a great candidate to write a book for the upcoming series Christians in the City: Studies in Contemporary Global Christianity. It would be greatly appreciated if you might consider contributing, or recommending a colleague who has expertise.
As many of you know, in October 2020 I distributed a flyer advertising an exciting, upcoming series of 25 books, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic. The volumes in the series will focus on Christianity in the world’s great cities. I have attached the flyer again. So far, we have issued book contracts to several authors who will contribute volumes on the following cities:
- Cairo – Alexis Artaud-de-La-Ferriere
- Hong Kong – Tobias Brandner
- Los Angeles – Dyron Daughrity
- Nairobi – Mark Shaw & Kyama Mugambi
- Sao Paulo – Raimundo Barreto
- Sydney – Tanya Riches
Several book proposals are currently under peer review: Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, and Taipei.
We have high hopes that we will find suitable authors for the following cities: New York City, Chicago, Houston, Montreal, Bangalore (or Delhi or Mumbai), Manila, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Moscow, London, Berlin, Budapest, Athens, Havana, and Santiago.
We realize that in some cases a suitable author may not emerge for a particular city. Thus, we are open to your suggestions for a city that you may be an expert on. Please feel free to email me if you have expertise on a major world city and are interested.
This series will make a major impact on our understanding of global, urban Christianity. I hope you might consider reaching out to specialists who may be interested in contributing a volume. Double authored volumes are acceptable, as you note with the Nairobi volume. We would be grateful if you distributed this email and the attached flyer to your scholarly networks.