Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Paperback | August 19, 2011

byPhilip Jenkins

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In this new and substantially expanded Third Edition, Philip Jenkins continues to illuminate the remarkable expansion of Christianity in the global South - in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Drawing upon the extensive new scholarship that has appeared on this topic in recent years, he askshow the new Christianity is likely to affect the poor, among whom it finds its most devoted adherents. How should we interpret the enormous success of prosperity churches across the Global South? Politically, what will be the impact of new Christian movements? Will Christianity contribute toliberating the poor, to give voices to the previously silent, or does it threaten only to bring new kinds of division and conflict? Does Christianity liberate women, or introduce new scriptural bases for subjection?Acclaim for previous editions of The Next Christendom:Named one of the Top Religion Books of 2002 by USA TodayNamed One of the Top Ten Religion Books of the Year by Booklist (2002)Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award in the category of "Christianity and Culture" (2002)

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In this new and substantially expanded Third Edition, Philip Jenkins continues to illuminate the remarkable expansion of Christianity in the global South - in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Drawing upon the extensive new scholarship that has appeared on this topic in recent years, he askshow the new Christianity is likely to affect t...

Philip Jenkins is Edwin Erle Sparks 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 the author of many books and articles, including the acclaimed The Future of Christianity Trilogy, consisting of The Next Ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of TablesPrefaceMaps1. The Christian Revolution2. Disciples of All Nations3. Missionaries and Prophets4. Standing Alone5. The Rise of the New Christianity6. Coming to Terms7. God and the World8. The Next Crusade9. Coming Home10. Seeing Christianity Again for the First TimeIndex

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"If the times demand nothing less than a major rethinking of contemporary global history from a Christian perspective, The Next Christendom will be one of the significant landmarks pointing the way." --Mark Noll, Books and Culture