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    Europe or America. The religion of Islam is expanding quickly and will soon dominate Christianity. These are all common claims made about Christianity that many people believe, yet Philip Jenkins claims and proves them untrue in his book, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. According to his book, Christianity is moving out of the global north and into the global south. In fact, Christianity is growing rapidly in countries such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He also writes about

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    “The Next Christendom” Book Review by Joseph Vigilante “The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity” by Philip Jenkins examines the change in global Christianity from being a predominantly Euro-American religion and tracks its fast spread in the South. The thesis of the book is that Christianity has dramatically shifted South to the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and is rapidly growing in those regions while declining in the West. Throughout the book, Jenkins examines

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    Christendom and The Song of Roland

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    The Song of Roland is the oldest epic poem in French, written by an anonymous poet, composed in between late eleven century to twelfth century. This epic poetry holds an important place in the history of France and invention of Christendom. The Song of Roland is a cultural artifact that takes us to the journey of Medieval Europe, when religion becomes an important element for the formation of proto-Europe. Religion plays a crucial role in The Song of Roland and becomes the reason of criticism. Some

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    it was in Latin Christendom, Islamic nations, India, or china, religion was the undeniable force of unification and identification of a country. Since religion was held at such an esteem in society, it was only befitting that education interjected itself into religion. As religious authorities began to see the benefits of higher education on spreading religious unification, education became the weapon to spread the religious agenda of established authorities. In Latin Christendom, with the support

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    Global Christianity

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    After reading The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins I found that this book reminded me of a memorable passage from the movie Apollo Thirteen: a military man in the tense Houston control shares with a political figure his forewarning that the tragedy before will be the catastrophic moment for the space program Mission control flight chief Gene Kranz overhears their conversation and addresses it: 'With all due respect, gentleman, I believe this will be our finest hour.' This summarizes the book quiet

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    Norse Conversion

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    and way of life. A belief system that was deeply rooted that made the concept of the original sin and other Christian beliefs just too hard for the Norse people to understand or believe. Because of this, converting the Norse was a task that took Christendom a relatively long time to achieve and was done by any and all means possible, including converting Norse beliefs, practices, and culture into Christian ideology in order to allow the Norse to relate and understand it and then eventually accept Christianity

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    pope in Rome to have supreme authority over the whole church. ç The desire of Rome to become the leading centre of Christianity. ç A change by Rome in the wording of the creed, which eastern Christians considered to be untouchable. So Christendom broke into two parts. The Orthodox Church was formed and the breach between it and the catholic has never been healed. So the two churches that were split up were the st. Stephen's Church of England and st. Margaret's roman catholic church

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    The Crusades and Their Benefits to the Church

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    Membership of the Catholic Church was somewhat steady at the time of the Crusades. Many members felt there was something lacking from their religion, and the Crusades gave something for the members to believe in. “The Crusade brought peace to Christendom and at the same time provided unity.” 1 This quote gives information on peace being a part of their religion now and it was due to the Crusades. The presence of the Crusades also increased some enthusiasm with the unification of its members. “In

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    loyal. The Church might one day soon have to take back so much that religion will no longer have any meaning. --------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, Andrew D. White (1896, D. Appleton and Company) [2] The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1543, letter to Pope Paul III) [3] On The Eternity of the World, Thomas Aquinas

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    Christians Have Same Beliefs Another point that supports the argument is that Christians all have the same basic beliefs, that there is one God and they all believe in Jesus and his teachings, and they only argue on the way of worshiping him if the different dominations were to come together they would find out they have more things in common than they don't, as this is a known fact it shows the unity in the different

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