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The new faces of Christianity : believing the Bible in the global South

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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In this work Jenkins takes a closer look at Christianity in the global South, revealing what it is like, and what it means for the future. The faith of the South, Jenkins finds, is first and foremost a biblical faith. Indeed, in the global South, many Christians identify powerfully with the world portrayed in the New Testament.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Jenkins
ISBN: 9780195368512 0195368517
OCLC Number: 180753683
Awards: Winner of *Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Shall the fundamentalists win? --
Power in the book --
Old and new --
Poor and rich --
Good and evil --
Persecution and vindication --
Women and men --
North and south --
Appendix one: the Epistle of James --
Appendix two: Psalm 91.
Responsibility: Philip Jenkins.

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This book by Jenkins... show[s] that Christians of the South are ripe for arriving at many new and vibrant readings of the Bible, * Howard Peskett, ANVIL *

 
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