Friday, 12 August 2011

The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins

The following is an excerpt from the back cover of the book which I think provides a lucid "snapshot" and overview of the books contents:

     In this new and substantilly expanded second edition, Jenkins continues to study the emarkable expansin of Christianity in the global South, in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Among the major new topics covered are the growing schism between Northern and Southern churches over issues of gender and sexuality, immigrant and ethnic churches in Europe and North America, and changes in the Roman Catholic Church since the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Jenkins also analyzes the growing conflicts between Christians and Muslims around the world, particularly in Nigeria and the Sudan, but also within Europe itself.

     The first volume in a trilogy on the changing face of Christianity, this award-winning book will be welcomed by all of those who have come to recognize Philip Jenkins as one of our leading commentators on religion and world affairs. Youtube clip on The Next Christendom

Other books by Philip Jenkins:

The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died 

The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South 

Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis 

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