By Philip Jenkins
Named one of many best faith books of 2002 via USA Today, Philip Jenkins' phenomenally profitable The subsequent Christendom completely replaced the best way humans take into consideration Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin the USA. Now, during this wonderful sequel, Jenkins takes a far nearer examine Christianity within the worldwide South, revealing what it really is like, and what it capacity for the long run. the religion of the South, Jenkins reveals, is before everything a Biblical religion. certainly, many Christians establish powerfully with the realm portrayed within the New Testament--an agricultural international greatly like their very own, marked via famine and plague, poverty and exile. within the worldwide South, as within the biblical international, trust in spirits and witchcraft are average, and in lots of places--such as Nigeria, Indonesia, and Sudan--Christians are persecuted simply as early Christians have been. hence the Bible speaks to them with a vividness and authenticity unavailable to such a lot believers within the industrialized North. extra vital, Jenkins exhibits that through the international South, believers are analyzing the Bible with clean eyes, and coming away with new and occasionally startling interpretations. a few of their conclusions are rather fundamentalist, yet Jenkins reveals an exciting paradox, for also they are discovering principles within the Bible which are socially freeing, in particular with recognize to women's rights. throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin the US, such Christians are social activists within the leading edge of quite a lot of liberation routine. someone attracted to the results of those traits for the most important denominations, for Muslim-Christian clash, and for worldwide politics will locate The New Faces of Christianity provocative and incisive--and indispensable.