Saturday, 19 January 2008

"Christianity is rapidly reverting to its normal and proper place in the world. After some curious centuries in which the faith was largely the preserve of Europeans and their offspring overseas, Christianity is once more returning to its ancient homelands, in Africa and Asia, as well as to Latin America and Oceania." So write Philip Jenkins in a review of Martin Marty's new book The Christian World, A Global History (Modern Library, 2008). Marty offers a global, rather than North Atlantic, view of Christian history. An important book and a good review.

Read the review here