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The New Faces of Christianity

Philip Jenkins

Hardback 2006-11-30

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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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

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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.

Publisher Description

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

Koorong Code251457
ISBN0195300653
EAN9780195300659
Pages252
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryChurch History
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication DateNov 2006
Dimensions23 x 161 x 240mm
Weight0.53kg