Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World
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.
The Christian population in Israel has begun to swell again, drawing on wholly different sources than in the past.
May I wish you all a blessed Timkat season. Timkat, I should explain, is an important festival of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia.
Philip Jenkins teaches at Penn State and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He is the author of The Great and Holy War and The Many Faces of Christ.
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