God's Continent

[Ross] Speaking of Europe, the prolific Philip Jenkins has an exhaustive and impressively evenhanded new book out on the continent's religious future (and particularly the tensions between a rising Islam and a fading Christianity), which I skimmed in galleys and highly recommend. And if you don't have time for the whole thing, or even if you do, you should read Richard John Neuhaus's review essay, which praises the book but suggests that Jenkins may be a little too evenhanded, to the point of missing the forest while trying to give a fair-and-balanced account of the trees.