Globalization Of Christianity In The South Case Study

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Globalization of Christianity in the South has been a prime focus and intrigue for the past couple of decades, more so now than before. Concerns regarding the preservation of Christianity rises as Christian influence of the public sphere in the Europe and North America dwindle while the spread of Islam rises. However, there is still hope for the Christian Religion, specifically the Protestant churches as Christianity spreads fervently in continents such as Africa, Asia and South America. However, how do various external and internal factors affect this wide-spread Christian Globalization in the South. Is the church limited by the governmental institutions that are in place, which may lead to the decline of Christianization? All these are answered …show more content…
According to Professor Rivera-Pagan, Sergio Martinez is the “Most prolific Cuban theologian, who wrote several books and hundreds of articles.” Dr. Martinez began his theological study in the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and attended Princeton Theological Seminary for his Graduate Studies. The objective of his Th.M dissertation was on the works of Philosopher and writer Miguel de Unamuno. Professor River-Pagan also recalled the day he met with Dr. Arce Martinez in one of the meetings held at Assembly Peace Conference in Prague and mentioned his many active leadership roles as well as notable …show more content…
Martinez viewed Capitalism as the phase of the Anti-Christ, his work consistently portrayed his interest in socialism. Dr. Martinez viewed socialism in terms of a critique of capitalism, forming alliances between third world countries with rich nations, and finally as religious critique in terms of equality and inclusion. Dr. Martinez widely supported the Marist Utopian Socially and so he supported the Cuban Revolution. Therefore, Dr. Martinez’s work shows the “Development of theology in the revolution”. The Irony in the situation is that the Socialist stand did not support the religious sphere, particularly the churches. Examples of these instances are demonstrated in China, Soviet Russia, North Korea and many more. The religious sphere aka the church creates a threat in creating a utopian society. Leaders feared that the church had too much power because of their wide spread influence and therefore felt the need to restrain that influence by shutting down churches, increase taxes on church property and at one point forbidding the Christian worship. This was later evident of the

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