Notes from the Global Church

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Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World

The story of Pentecostalism and social change is now familiar. What's surprising is how closely it echoes trends in modern Islam.
August 26, 2014
Cuba possesses the conditions often cited to explain Pentecostal growth: rapid social change, economic turmoil, and excluded ethnic groups.
August 1, 2014
Anastasios is first and foremost a scholar. Yet it's hard to imagine any religious leader accomplishing so much practical good so quickly.
June 27, 2014
In Catholic Europe, Romani have long been faithful Catholics. They are devoted to the dark-skinned St. Sarah, believed to be a companion of the biblical Three Marys.
June 3, 2014
I once presented Africa as a region of extreme poverty, but we now have to take account of economic development. We can only begin to outline the religious consequences.
April 3, 2014
Any account of Asian Christianity must deal with minority peoples. One large and diverse region has more than 100 million people—many of them Christian.
March 11, 2014
Alec Reid’s heroic story sounds as if it comes from a Catholic suspense novel. But it really did happen—in Belfast in 1988.
January 8, 2014

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