Accurate Diagnosis?:Exploring Convergence and Divergence in Non-Western Missionary and Sociological Master Narratives of Christian Decline in Western Europe

Catto, Rebecca (2013) Accurate Diagnosis?:Exploring Convergence and Divergence in Non-Western Missionary and Sociological Master Narratives of Christian Decline in Western Europe. Transformation, 30 (1). pp. 31-45. ISSN 0265-3788

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Abstract

Non-Western Christian missionaries from a variety of backgrounds represent Europe as in decline in terms of its religiosity and morals. Such evaluations are set against a backdrop of Christian demographic shift from the global North to the global South and secularization theory. The shift in demographics is, however, unfinished, as is the inversion of relations implied by the vocal, critical presence of Southern Christians in Europe. There is great religious variety within Europe, the West and the global South. Hence scholars are developing fresh theoretical lenses to take better account of contexts and connections in analyses, and further research into the relationship between rhetoric and reality is called for.

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Journal Article
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Transformation
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13 Aug 2012 08:19
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