Skip to comments.The Rise Of Anti-Western Christianity
Posted on 02/26/2011 1:41:13 PM PST by Salman
Highlighting this realization is the acknowledgement that Christianity is fast becoming a non-Western religion. Although not the first to make the point, and certainly not the last, Philip Jenkins The Next Christendom popularized the notion that Christianity is undergoing a metamorphosis. Jenkins, an Englishman and the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities at Penn State University, maintains that the heart of Christianity soon will be, if it is not already, Africa and Latin America. And the shift is not merely a demographic one, but an ideological one as well. Various African and Latin American expressions of Christianity are currently eclipsing the European version of Christianity. Eight years out from the first publication of The Next Christendom, now with a revised and expanded edition and two accompanying books in the trilogy, Jenkins observations in the first edition still hold true, a fact that he seems to celebrate in a pointedly anti-Western tone.
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I think some of the reason for this is the factionalism of Western Christianity. I had a friend who was a member of the Assembly of God and another friend who was a member of the United Pentacostal Church. They used to follow each others’ buses around and hand out pamphlets when their opposing Church members got off their bus.
Baptists think that Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day adventists and almost every body else not them are going to hell.
The Baptist parents of a friend of my grandson, who goes to a non-denominational Christian Church, do not want him associating with my Grandson because he is not a Baptist.
Another So-called Christian Friend of mine does not think that God hears the prayers of a Catholic.
My daughter was married to a Greek Orthodox in a Protestant Ceremony and his parents would not even attend.
Keep it up guys, promise not to vote for Huck or Romney or Gingrich because their faith is not yours and watch Christianity weakened before your eyes.
We need allies, not bigotry and bias.
Maybe given 1000 years.
Not really talking about inviting them here, though I think missionaries should be welcome.
Christianity did not start in Europe or North America.
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