#FridayReads: "The Next Christendom" by Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins is not only an author, but also a Professor of History and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University, and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He is specifically known for his commentaries on religion, past and present. He has published 24 books including Jesus Wars. His latest book, published by HarperOne is, The Lost History of Christianity. His book, The Next Christendom, the first of the trilogy, won a number of honors. USA Today named it one of the top religion books of 2002. Christianity Today magazine described The Next Christendom as a “contemporary classic.”


In the last book of the trilogy, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, Jenkins continues to shine a light on the growth of Christianity in the Global South, mainly Africa, Asia and Latin America. He argues that the last century is indicative of both the true global character of Christianity, and the central role that the church in the global South will play in the future. He explores the questions of how the new Christianity will affect the poor, how we should react to the success of prosperity churches across the Global South, what will be the impact of the new Christian movements in the political world, and more.


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