10th May 06:46
Is Christianity Going South? (numbers)
Is Christianity Going South?
Conservatives applaud the rising numbers of Third World Christians.
But theological colonialism won't help them in the long run.
I have recently begun a lecture tour that will last until mid-August,
taking me around the world. In this column, during the next few
months, I will attempt to describe the state of Christianity in
Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. I
introduce this series with an ****ysis of what has become a popular
theme in conservative religious journalism: namely, the presumed shift
of the center of world Christianity from the Northern to the Southern
John Shelby Spong