Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World
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.
If one moment symbolizes the unification of the continents, it might be the creation of the diocese of Manila—as a suffragan see of Mexico City.
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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