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The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Philip Jenkins


We are living through one of the greatest transformations in the history of religion worldwide. Over the last century, Christianity has enjoyed explosive growth in the global South–in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Within a few decades, Christianity will be overwhelmingly a non-European, non-white religion. Philip Jenkins argues that what we are seeing is no less than the creation of a new Christendom, which, for better or worse, will play a major role in world affairs. This book offers the first in-depth examination of the globalization of Christianity and discusses the implications for Chr ... More

Keywords: Africa, apocalyptic Christianity, Asia, charismatic Christianity, Christian culture, Christian liturgy, Christian worship, Christianity, confrontation, global Christianity, globalization, Islam, Latin America, militant Christianity, political life, reactionary Christianity, religious rivalry, traditional Christianity, visionary Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146165
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195146166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Jenkins, author
Pennsylvania State University
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