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The New Faces of Christianity

Philip Jenkins

The New Faces of Christianity

Philip Jenkins

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Christianity's centre of gravity is moving away from its historic heartland in Europe toward the 'global south', particularly Africa and Latin America. Philip Jenkins reveals how Christians in this vast region identify powerfully with the world of the New Testament - so like their own. 288 pages, from Oxford University Press.

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Christianity's centre of gravity is moving away from its historic heartland in Europe toward the 'global south', particularly Africa and Latin America. Philip Jenkins reveals how Christians in this vast region identify powerfully with the world of the New Testament - so like their own. 288 pages, from Oxford University Press.
- Koorong

Named one of the top religion books of 2002 by USA Today, Philip Jenkins's phenomenally successful The Next Christendom permanently changed the way people think about the future of Christianity. In that volume, Jenkins called the world's attention to the little noticed fact that Christianity's center of gravity was moving inexorably southward, to the point that Africa may soon be home to the world's largest Christian populations. Now, in this brilliant sequel, Jenkins takes a much closer look at Christianity in the global South, revealing what it is like, and what it means for the future.^ The faith of the South, Jenkins finds, is first and foremost a biblical faith. Indeed, in the global South, many Christians identify powerfully with the world portrayed in the New Testament--an agricultural world very much like their own, marked by famine and plague, poverty and exile, until very recently a society of peasants, farmers, and small craftsmen. In the global South, as in the biblical
- Publisher

"Jenkins's prescient religious histories offer brilliant insights on the state of modern Christianity." --Publishers Weekly "An engaging book that invites--no, compels--rethinking the future of the global Christian movement." --Richard John Neuhaus, Editor-in-Chief of First Things "Gracefully and cogently synthesizing mountains of research, Jenkins illuminates a crucial aspect of the burgeoning 'Two-Thirds World' Christianity that he called attention to in The Next Christendom."--Booklist "In this compelling sequel, Jenkins probes more deeply the differences between northern and southern Christianity, examining various elements that characterize Christian life, especially belief in the Bible.... Jenkins's prescient religious histories offer brilliant insights on the state of modern Christianity."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "By introducing the world of southern Christianity to a northern audience, Mr. Jenkins has thus done a good deed for people on both sides of the equator."--Wall Street Journal "An important new book by one of the preeminent scholars of contemporary Christianity. Perhaps more than any other church historian in the affluent north, Philip Jenkins understands how the church of the global South will transform Christian faith in the world. The New Faces of Christianity challenges our usual reading of the Bible with profound insights from Christians who help us re-learn truths that much of Western Christianity has forgotten. Like his ground-breaking The Next Christendom, this is absolutely essential reading for all who are seeking to understand the future of the church in the 21stcentury." --Jim Wallis, Editor of Sojourners and author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It "Philip Jenkins has written another essential book. Finally, we have a place to turn for a clear, balanced, and comprehensive explanation of the ongoing revival in the southern hemisphere. I cannot imagine a better rendering of these issues." --Ted Haggard, President of the National Association of Evangelicals
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) has taught at Penn State University since 1980, and currently holds the rank of Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities in History and Religious Studies. His book The Next Christendom was named one of the top religion books of 2002 by USA Today. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and other top media outlets. Most recently he has released The Lost History Of Christianity and Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • I. Shall The Fundamentalists Win?; 2. Power In The Book; 3. Old And New; 4. Poor And Rich; 5. Good And Evil; 6. Persecution And Vindication; 7. Women And Men; 8. North And South; Notes; Appendix One: Psalm 91; Appendix Two: The Epistle Of James

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 251457
  • Product Code 0195300653
  • EAN 9780195300659
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2006
  • Sales Rank #21832
  • Dimensions 241 x 164 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.530kg

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