Philip Jenkins (The World's Religious Map in 2050)

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Philip Jenkins, Edwin Erle Sparks professor of humanities in the Department of History and Religious Studies at Penn State and distinguished senior fellow of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, speaking Thursday, April 29, on the topic of "The World's Religious Map in 2050" at the Penn State Forum, held at the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, Pa.

Jenkins has authored numerous papers and more than 20 books on Christianity, its history and its place in modern society. In 2008 he wrote "The Lost History of Christianity," and his most recent book, "Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens And Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe For The Next 1,500 Years," was released in March 2010. Jenkins teaches a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses including Sects, Cults and New Religious Movements; America in the 1960s; American Catholic: Roman Catholicism in 20th Century America; and Beyond the Good War: Politics and Culture in 1940s America.

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