Thursday, October 18, 2007

Philip Jenkins at USC

Dr. Philip Jenkins, Distinguish Professor of History and Religion at Penn State spoke last night at USC in Columbia SC for the annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin lecture series.

Here the thoughtful commentator on the future of Christianity is developing ideas that he puts forth in his latest book: God's Continent - Christianity, Islam and Europe's Religious Crisis. [And I continue to heartily recommend both the Next Christendom and Believing the Bible in the Global South.] -- in a sentence: the crisis in Europe (demographic, religious and secular) isn't as bad as it's often made out to be.

Good friend Leonardo was present at the event and has given a detailed synopsis of Jenkins' remarks. Highly recommended reading! Part 1 & Part 2.

Fr. Richard Neuhaus reviewed Dr. Jenkins' book in the May issue of First Things.

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