Dr. Philip Jenkins

Dr. Philip Jenkins is currently the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1980.  He is also the Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Dr Jenkins’ major current interests include the study of global Christianity; of new and emerging religious movements; and of twentieth century US history, chiefly post-1970. He has published twenty-two books, which have been translated into ten languages. Some recent titles include Mystics  and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History (2000), The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity (2002), Decade of Nightmares: The End of the 1960s and the Making of Eighties America (2006),  The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South (2006), God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam and Europe’s Religious Crisis (2007), and The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia – and How It Died,(2008).