Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World
Orthodoxy's roots in Egypt and Ethiopia are ancient. In East Africa there is a younger movement: a native Orthodoxy, locally grown.
Among modern nations, a British imperial background seems to be correlated to secularism. But in Australia, the story is more complex.
For some Christians, the menace of apostasy is anything but distant or theoretical.
“You are here to kneel,” wrote Eliot, “where prayer has been valid.” But which prayers are valid at the Mezquita Catedral, or at Hagia Sophia?
Any Christian who travels in Muslim countries or on the frontier between the faiths may well encounter the Gospel of Barnabas and be asked to respond to its claims.
Philip Jenkins is professor of history at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and author of Laying Down the Sword.
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