Footnote 1 – Philip Jenkins on Media and Religion

1 Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University;

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), p, 163.

“The parochialism of Western public opinion is striking. When a single racial or religiously-motivated murder takes place in Europe or North America, the event occasions widespread soul-searching, but when thousands are massacred on the grounds of their faith in Nigeria, Indonesia, or the Sudan, the story rarely registers. Some lives are worth more than others.”1

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2 thoughts on “Footnote 1 – Philip Jenkins on Media and Religion

    • Thanks, Ferrell. I decided to jump into the pool and “learn by doing” (the appropriate Deweyite phrase, I believe). Your blog is a great example, and you know I have reposted many entries on my FB. Thanks again!

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