Skip to main content
Intellect

Book of the Semester redefines Christian demographics

"The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity" subject of lecture, panel discussion

Christianity is moving south—not to the Bible belt—but to Latin America and Africa ,says author Philip Jenkins in his book "The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity," selected as the fall 2006 Book of the Semester by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies,

A faculty panel will discuss the book’s assertions on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Ted Lyon, panel chair, is the Latin American studies coordinator and professor of Spanish at BYU. Panelists will be Paul Y. Hoskisson, Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding; Roger R. Keller, professor of Church history and doctrine; Richard N. Holzapfel, associate professor of church history and doctrine; and Mark L. Grover, Africa and Latin America subject specialist, Harold B. Lee Library.

Jenkins, a professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, will lecture on his award-winning book on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. "The Next Christendom" won the 2003 Christianity Today Book Award, the Gold Medallion book award, and the Theologos award for the Best Academic Book.

Writer: Lee Simons

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
November 17, 2020
Ziauddin Yousafzai, educator and social activist, delivered the forum address on Nov. 17.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
November 12, 2020
Online therapy boasts a number of benefits, including eliminated wait times, increased accessibility, lower cost, anonymity and the ability to self-pace.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
November 11, 2020
After years of engineering, testing and coordinating with engineers from NASA’s Launch Services Program, Brigham Young University students have created a cube satellite that will launch into space on an official NASA mission later this year.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=