The New Faces of Christianity (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
272
Utgivningsdatum
2006-10-01
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annotated ed
Utmärkelser
*Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007
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OUP USA
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243 x 166 x 24 mm
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520 g
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1
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ISBN
9780195300659
The New Faces of Christianity (inbunden)

The New Faces of Christianity

Believing the Bible in the Global South

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Christians in the booming churches of Africa, Asia, and Latin America live in settings very close to the social, cultural, and intellectual milieu in which the New Testament itself was written. For this reason, Jenkins argues, they read the Scriptures with a freshness and authenticity impossible in the prosperous societies of North America and Europe. These new Christians are often fundamentalist or literalist in their approach to the text, and to ideas of Biblical
inspiration. But at the same time, they draw conclusions from scripture that are innovative, creative, and socially liberating. Churches seek both deliverance and liberation - deliverance from evil supernatural forces, and liberation from oppressive worldly structures. Such examples challenge our
conventional division of religion into conservative and liberal forms, and make nonsense of our concepts of "fundamentalism."
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Howard Peskett, ANVIL This book by Jenkins... show[s] that Christians of the South are ripe for arriving at many new and vibrant readings of the Bible,


Revd Dr David Martin, Church Times [He] has done it again...Turn a new page by reading Philip Jenkins, as someone who expertly canvasses all our ifs and buts.


Publishers Weekly In this compelling sequel, Jenkins probes more deeply the differences between northern and southern Christianity, examining various elements that characterize Christian life, especially belief in the Bible,...Jenkins's prescient religious histories offer brilliant insights on the state of modern Christianity.


Contemporary Review This fascinating book is a masterly look at what makes Third World Christians tick. It is urgently needed...a real classic: a compelling and important read...a delight to behold.


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<br>Philip Jenkins, one of the world's leading religion scholars joined Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion as Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion.<br>

Innehållsförteckning

I. INTRODUCTION; 2. POWER IN THE BOOK; 3. OLD AND NEW; 4. POOR AND RICH; 5. GOOD AND EVIL; 6. PERSECUTION AND VINDICATION; 7. WOMEN AND MEN; 8. NORTH AND SOUTH; NOTES; APPENDIX ONE: THE EPISTLE OF JAMES; APPENDIX TWO: PSALM 91