Review of ‘The Changing World of Christianity’ by Dyron B. Daughrity


Dyron B. Daughrity, The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion (New York: Peter Lang, 2016). Christianity is the world’s largest religion, in terms of adherents, and ranks as the dominant religion, in terms of geography. How it became so and what it looks like today are the subjects of Dyron B. Daughrity’s The Changing World of Christianity. The book is a useful introduction to a vast topic. To get a sense of Christianity’s size and dominance, consider statistics cited by Daughrity at the outset of his book (pp. 1, 3). In terms of adherents, Christians … Continue reading Review of ‘The Changing World of Christianity’ by Dyron B. Daughrity

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Thursday, December 22, 2011


DECEMBER 22: Happy Winter Solstice Day! POT, MEET KETTLE: “The Accidental Universe: Science’s crisis of faith.” That same uncertainty disturbs many physicists who are adjusting to the idea of the multiverse. Not only must we accept that basic properties of our universe are accidental and uncalculable. In addition, we must believe in the existence of many other universes. But we have no conceivable way of observing these other universes and cannot prove their existence. Thus, to explain what we see in the world and in our mental deductions, we must believe in what we cannot prove. Sound familiar? Theologians are … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Thursday, December 22, 2011