What is Happening to Christianity? Insights from Africa

Gresham College

Past Event

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

Gresham College

Languages

English
English

Channels

Education

Faith

Virt Africa

Christianity’s centre of gravity has shifted to the Global South. Prosperity churches, 'born again' politicians, prophets, healers and exorcists are now typical expressions of Christianity worldwide. What do these changes mean for our understanding of the world’s largest religion, in particular with regard to secularism, politics, and international development? 

Drawing on examples from Africa, the lecture shows how these movements challenge established notions of Christian doctrine and institutional order, and how contemporary Christianity reflects the wider fragmentations and imbalances of the modern world.

Hosts

Gresham College