By Eliza Griswold
A riveting research of the jagged fault line among the Christian and Muslim worlds
The 10th parallel―the line of range seven-hundred miles north of the equator―is a geographical and ideological entrance line the place Christianity and Islam collide. greater than half the world's 1.3 billion Muslims stay alongside the 10th parallel; so do sixty percentage of the world's 2 billion Christians. the following, within the humming megacities and swarming jungles of Africa and Asia, is the place the 2 religions meet; their stumble upon is shaping the way forward for each one religion, and of complete societies in addition.
An award-winning investigative journalist and poet, Eliza Griswold has spent the previous seven years touring among the equator and the 10th parallel: in Nigeria, the Sudan, and Somalia, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The tales she tells in The 10th Parallel show us that non secular conflicts also are conflicts approximately land, water, oil, and different ordinary assets, and that neighborhood and tribal matters are frequently formed by way of non secular principles. chiefly, she makes transparent that, for the folks she writes approximately, one's feel of God is formed by way of one's position in the world; alongside the 10th parallel, religion is geographic and demographic.
An pressing exam of the connection among religion and worldly energy, The 10th Parallel is a vital paintings in regards to the conflicts over faith, nationhood and normal assets that would remake the realm within the years to come.