Over the past 100 years, the centre of gravity of Christianity has moved. Most Christians now live south of the equator. There are more Anglicans in Uganda than in Britain, United States and Canada combined. Why has Christianity apparently declined in North America, Europe and Australia, and why has it simultaneously grown in Latin America, Asia and Africa? What effects has this change had—among Christian communities worldwide, and within international organizations such as the World Council of Churches and the Catholic College of Cardinals?
We will examine the causes and significance of the historic shift away from a Eurocentric Christianity, and consider how the new Third World Christian faith will change the landscape socially, politically and economically.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.