Shall the fundamentalists win? Philip Jenkins on the future of Christendom


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By Alexander Carpenter

Two years ago, the Association of Adventist Forums hosted professor Philip Jenkins at our annual conference. A polymath with an entertaining style, the conversations with Jenkins made for a great weekend. His travels around the 2/3rds world have given him an number of insights, not only about the emerging meaning of Christianity, but what it means to read scripture as a global community today. In fact, in the video below he shares an anecdote about an Adventist minister in Africa. It is well worth your time. . .

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) - Berkeley, CA

Philip Jenkins, distinguished professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, delivers the GTU Fall 2006 Convocation address on Believing the Bible in a Global Context.

Philip Jenkins is a distinguished professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1978. In his career he has published 20 books. He has written on some controversial subjects like pedophile priests, religious prejudice, cults, and terrorism.


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