Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-02-28

Historian, author and modern Christianity specialist Philip Jenkins will speak at Samford University several times on March 11 and 12 during a visit sponsored by Samford's Beeson Divinity School.

On March 11, he will speak on "Reading the Bible in the Global South" at 11 a.m. and on "The Future of Christianity" at 1:30 p.m. Both lectures will be in Hodges Chapel.

Jenkins will lecture in two Beeson classes on March 12. His topics are "Is Christianity Dead in Europe" at 11 a.m. in Divinity N-101, and "The Lost History of Global Christianity at 12 noon in Divinity S-101.

He is distinguished professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University. His trilogy on understanding modern Christianity includes the award-winning The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South, and God's Continent: Christianity, Islam and Europe's Religious Crisis. 

The public is invited to the lectures free of charge. For information, contact Beeson's Global Center at (205) 726-2170.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.