By Frans Wijsen, Robert Schreiter
In 2002 Philip Jenkins wrote the following Christendom. during the last part century the centre of gravity of the Christian global has moved decisively to the worldwide South, says Jenkins. inside a number of a long time ecu and Euro-American Christians can have develop into a small fragment of global Christianity. by way of that point Christianity in Europe and North the USA will to a wide quantity encompass Southern-derived immigrant groups. Southern church buildings will fulfil neither the Liberation Dream nor the Conservative Dream of the North, yet will search their very own options to their specific difficulties. Jenkins' booklet evoked powerful reactions, a section to his personal shock, because the publication contained little new. within the united states, the chance of a extra biblical Christianity brought on reactions of alarm in liberal circles. against this, conservatives have been thrilled through a similar prospect. In Europe the publication landed in the course of the talk on Europe as an outstanding case. It was once detested through those that keep on with the speculation of ongoing and irreversible secularisation and welcomed by means of those that see a resurgence of faith, additionally in Europe. within the current quantity, students of faith and theologians investigate the worldwide developments in international Christianity as defined in Philip Jenkins' e-book. it's the consequence of a world convention on Southern Christianity and its relation to Christianity within the North, held within the convention Centre of Radboud college Nijmegen, the Netherlands.