2014, I published The
and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade
(San Francisco: HarperOne, 2014).
You can see reviews of the book from Christianity
Today and Kirkus
Jonathan H. Ebel reviewed it in Christian Century, June 25, 2014.
Science Daily did an
article on the book’s arguments, under the title Favored
by God in warfare? How WWI sowed seeds for future
This story also appeared at ABP News.
I did an interview about the book for Australian radio. I'm on at about 18 minutes in.
I did one interview on the book at Religion News Service, and another with Tommy Kidd at the Anxious Bench blog.
This interview with me appeared on Readthespirit.com.
I wrote a column for the On Faith blog, on Was the Great War a Holy War?
I also did a column on the book for HarperOne’s News and Pews blog.
NPR’s Interfaith Voices interviewed me about the book.
Religion News Service did an interview with me as part of a major article on “New books examine the battle of beliefs behind the Great War.”
A related story appeared in the Washington Post, and another in the National Catholic Reporter.
The book featured in this story in Deseret
This review appeared at Breakpoint.org.
I was interviewed about the book on BBC Wales’s All Things Considered.
Tony Gill interviewed me about the book on Research on Religion, and this is available as a podcast.
Frank Furedi reviewed the book at Spiked Online.
This column of mine describes the war’s impact on the making of modern Islam.
On a related theme, the Boston Globe interviewed me about the idea of the fall and restoration of the Islamic Caliphate.
Great and Holy War won a
Merit from Christianity Today.
Elesha Coffman wrote that “This sweeping yet carefully researched book makes sense of a global conflict too often recalled as some intrigue about empires that we Yanks eventually barreled into and won. Jenkins persuasively argues that the Great War is better understood as a holy war in which several crusading nations competed to advance their millennial goals. The ensuing collision, and its unfathomable destruction, redrew the global map and reshaped all the major faiths involved.”