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Article: The Much Exaggerated Death of Europe

April 20, 2007

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, writing in First Things, critiques the views of Philip Jenkins, author of God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis:

God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis is a tour de force that puts the most hopeful possible construction on a set of circumstances that leads others to the edge of despair, or over the edge. Of course, Jenkins may turn out to be right, and we should, guarding against alarmism, keep matters in historical perspective. Recognizing the complexity of a circumstance is always in order, so long as it does not become the complexification that obscures what should be obvious.

There are several points on which Jenkins’ argument is unconvincing…

Full article here.

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