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Published: 13 September 2011

368 Pages | 4 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199767465

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The Next Christendom

The Coming of Global Christianity

Third Edition

Philip Jenkins

  • The new edition will build on interest in and enthusiasm for previous editions.
  • Takes a vast topic and makes it manageable for a general audience interested in contemporary Christianity, absorbing and synthesizing the vast outpouring of new books that have appeared over the past six years or so.
  • Part of The Future of Christianity Trilogy.
  • 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.

New to this Edition:

  • Contains an innovative discussion comparing growth of Islam and Christianity over the past century, including demographic discussion and projections.
  • Contains updates, revisions, and expansions on topics, statistics, and issues discussed in previous editions.
  • Makes use throughout of current concept of failed and failing states, noting that most Christians will actually be living in these non-states within a few decades.
  • Systematic discussion of recent concept of BRIC nations and emerging global economic powers .

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