Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins

  • Philip Jenkins 
  • Professor History & Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University


Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Phillip Jenkins is the author of many books including "The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity" and "Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way". In "The Next Christendom" and in his presentation on The January Series, Jenkins will discuss the ways the Bible is read in the churches of the global South - in Africa and Asia - and how those readings reveal a deep estrangement between the dominant forms of Chirstianity in the global North and South. He states that Southern churches are using the Bible with a freshness and authenticity that simply cannot be achieved by the prosperous societies of the global North.

Presentations at Calvin College:

Reading the Bible in the Global South
Part of the: January Series

Thursday, January 12, 2006  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Peter & Pat Cook

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Featured publication

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity
by Philip Jenkins 
Oxford University Press (September 13, 2011)


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