Faith-Based Persecution

'Christianophobia'

A Faith Under Attack
Rupert Shortt
Eerdmans, $26, 328 pp.

In their recent study on religious demographics, “Christianity 2011: Martyrs and the Resurgence of Religion,” David B. Barrett and Todd M. Johnston estimate that one hundred thousand Christians are killed every year. That figure does not include those who survive as “victims of unprovoked violence” because of their religious beliefs. Those threatened by such violence are at the center of Rupert Shortt’s new book,...

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About the Author

Paola Bernardini is associate director for Research of Contending Modernities, a program at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.