Philip Jenkins (born April 3, 1952) is a professor of history at Baylor University in the United States, and co-director for Baylor’s Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion. He is also the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). He was professor (from 1993) and a distinguished professor (from 1997) of history and religious studies at the same institution; and assistant, associate and then full professor of criminal justice and American studies at PSU, 1980–93.
Jenkins is a contributing editor for The American Conservative and writes a monthly column for The Christian Century. He has also written articles for Christianity Today, First Things, and The Atlantic.
Books in order of publication:
The Making of a Ruling Class: The Glamorgan Gentry 1640–1790. Cambridge University Press. 1983.
Crime and Justice: Issues and Ideas. Monterey, CA: Brooks-Cole. 1984.
A History of Modern Wales 1536–1990. London: Longmans. 1992.
Intimate Enemies: Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. 1992.
Using Murder: The Social Construction of Serial Homicide. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. 1994.
Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press. 1996.
A History of the United States. London: Macmillan/New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1997.
Hoods and Shirts: The Extreme Right in Pennsylvania 1925–1950. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 1997.
Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1998.
The Cold War at Home: The Red Scare in Pennsylvania 1945–1960. University of North Carolina Press. 1999.
Synthetic Panics: The Politics of Designer Drugs. New York University Press. 1999.
Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000.
Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet. New York University Press. 2001.
Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way. New York: Oxford University Press. 2001.
The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002.
Images of Terror: What We Can And Can’t Know About Terrorism. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. 2003.
The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice. New York: Oxford University Press. 2003.
Dream Catchers: How Mainstream America Discovered Native Spirituality. New York: Oxford University Press. 2004.
Decade of Nightmares: The End of the 1960s and the Making of Eighties America. New York: Oxford University Press. 2006.
The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South. New York: Oxford University Press. 2006.
God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press. 2007.
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia – and How It Died. San Francisco: HarperOne. p (2008).
Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years. New York: Harper One. 2010.
Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses. New York: HarperOne. 2011.
The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade. New York: HarperOne. 2014.
The Many Faces of Christ: The Thousand Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval – 2021