"The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity" by Philip Jenkins"God Is Dead: Secularization in the West" by Steve Bruce

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Readers of the magazine Books & Culture may have relished the opportunity for an intellectual donnybrook when they saw that Philip Jenkins was reviewing a new book by Steve Bruce on secularization. After all, Jenkins's new book, The Next Christendom, whose thesis about the growth of Christianity outside the West has been widely circulated, practically contradicts Bruce's argument in God Is Dead, a book that defends at length the secularization thesis. But the fireworks never ignited. Jenkins did disagree with Bruce, both conceding that secularization may explain the weaknesses of European ...

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