By 2025, it's been estimated that 75 percent of the Roman Catholics in the world will be non-European; the center of gravity for the global church will have shifted to Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Thus, many of the assumptions Christians have taken for granted for centuries are now in flux. Jenkins is a sure guide to ferreting out the implications. 100 pages, softcover. Crossroad.
Offers an inviting way to understand the facts and implications of the major demographic shifts happening within Christianity
By 2025, 75 percent of Catholics in the world will be non-European; the new global church will have its center of gravity in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. This fascinating brief explores the metamorphosis taking place in the global community of believers: the churchs new life comes from what historically has been labeled the periphery. The book also looks into the radical ramifications for all churches.
Philip Jenkins is the distinguished professor of history at Baylor University and codirector for Baylors program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the author of The Jesus Wars, The Lost History of Christianity, and The Next Christendom. He is a contributing editor for the American Conservative, writes a monthly column for the Christian Century, and has written articles for the Atlantic, Christianity Today, and First Things. He lives in Waco, Texas.