The New Faces of Christianity: Bible Believers in the Global South
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...more
"If that is not, quantitatively, the largest religious change in human history in such a short period, I am at a loss to think of a rival," he writes.
This is reflected, in a sm ...more
I was excited to read this book, a sweeping overview of trends in Biblical interpretation in the global South, and it presents a lot of material that will be new to most Christians in the global North, and does so in a very readable manner.
I was annoyed that I didn't realize until I bought the book he (mostly) left Latin America out of his analysis. And then I was annoyed again when he brought it in selectively when he felt it supported the points he wanted to make. I was willing to b ...more
I also expected Jenkins to be ...more