Thursday, November 6, 2008

AAR Report

I've just gotten back from the American Academy of Religion's annual conference--which took place in Chicago.

I wasn't surprised that our two most requested books were The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins and The Green Bible.

Philip Jenkins, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities in History and Religious Studies at Penn State University, gives us a history, revealing that, for centuries, Christianity's center was actually in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with significant communities extending as far as China.

"Philip Jenkins’s book is a tour de force in historical retrieval and reconstruction, a work of scholarly restoration that strikes an overdue balance in the story of Christianity. It is studded with insight, with the story presented in a lively and lucid style."
— Lamin Sanneh, Professor of World Christianity and Professor of History, Yale University

To request a desk copy, please use the form under Academic Resources in the right-hand column.

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