Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World
Recently, 20,000 residents of a Welsh industrial town participated in a play—and reaffirmed the residual power of Christian imagery in a secular society.
A century ago, William Wade Harris began his march across the Ivory Coast. He proclaimed a Christ who was not the property of the master race.
The U.S. may be heading toward European-style secularization. More surprisingly, several Latin American countries mirror conditions in the States.
When Chinese leaders lifted the persecution of religion, what was in it for them? Actually, they stood to benefit in many ways.
U.S. religious communities' responses to the Vietnam War have been amply documented. What about the religious battles within Vietnam itself?
Sunday Adelaja's story sounds like the start of a bad joke: "Did you hear about the African who tried to start a church in the Soviet Union?"
For over a thousand years, Christian communities flourished in India. Their first real identity crisis? The arrival of European Catholics.
The vast majority of Africa's christians belong to familiar, mainstream denominations. But scholars give more attention to the minority.
In the ninth century, Timothy I was a global statesman. In the 20th, Raphael Bidawid led a tiny denomination in the paranoid Iraq of Saddam Hussein.
Ever since Westerners discovered Asian cultures they have been intrigued by possible relationships between Christianity and Buddhism.
Philip Jenkins is a distinguished senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and the author of Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can't Ignore the Bible's Violent Verses.
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