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The next christendom : the coming of global Christianity / Philip Jenkins.

By: Jenkins, Philip, 1952-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011Edition: 3rd ed.Description: xiii, 346 p. : maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199767465; 0199767467.Subject(s): Christianity -- Forecasting | Church membership
Contents:
The Christian revolution -- Disciples of all nations -- Missionaries and prophets -- Standing alone -- The rise of the new Christianity -- Coming to terms -- God and the world -- The next crusade -- Coming home -- Seeing Christianity again for the first time.
Summary: "In looking back over the enormous changes wrought by the twentieth century, Western observers may have missed the most dramatic revolution of all. While secular movements like communism, feminism, and environmentalism have gotten the lion's share of our attention, the explosive southward expansion of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has barely registered on Western consciousness. Nor has the globalization of Christianity - and the enormous religious, political, and social consequences it portends - been properly understood." "Philip Jenkins' The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity is the first book to take the full measure of the changing face of the Christian faith. Jenkins asserts that by the year 2050 only one Christian in five will be a non-Latino white person and that the center of gravity of the Christian world will have shifted firmly to the Southern Hemisphere."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-324) and index.

The Christian revolution -- Disciples of all nations -- Missionaries and prophets -- Standing alone -- The rise of the new Christianity -- Coming to terms -- God and the world -- The next crusade -- Coming home -- Seeing Christianity again for the first time.

"In looking back over the enormous changes wrought by the twentieth century, Western observers may have missed the most dramatic revolution of all. While secular movements like communism, feminism, and environmentalism have gotten the lion's share of our attention, the explosive southward expansion of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has barely registered on Western consciousness. Nor has the globalization of Christianity - and the enormous religious, political, and social consequences it portends - been properly understood." "Philip Jenkins' The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity is the first book to take the full measure of the changing face of the Christian faith. Jenkins asserts that by the year 2050 only one Christian in five will be a non-Latino white person and that the center of gravity of the Christian world will have shifted firmly to the Southern Hemisphere."--BOOK JACKET.

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Other editions of this work

The next christendom : by Jenkins, Philip, ©2007

Oxford University Press, (Oxford ; | New York :) xiii, 316 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

The next Christendom : by Jenkins, Philip, ©2002

Oxford University Press, (Oxford ; | New York :) 270 p. : maps ; 25 cm.

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