Thursday, November 13, 2003

Global Shifts in Christianity - 

It's clear, I think, from the strength of evangelical Christian christian churches in the US how attractive a faith which hinges on literal interpretation of the bible can be. Equally interesting, at least to me, is how attractive such Christian conservatism proves in much of Africa . On the face of it such Christian conservatism may be a.) a potent first/third world unifying force b.) may herald the increasing spread of religon into public life. This trend is severely out of step with the vision of a secular state Geoffrey articulated earlier and raises interesting questions about the issues considered in trying to decide how explicitly religon should be involved with policy making.
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