Essay Examining the Global Shift of Christianity
Drew Byra Fall 2015
This essay is about the shift of Christianity from countries like America to other countries in the world that are located in Africa, South America, and Asia. The essay first explains how religiously unaffiliated people come to be about. What factors go into someone not being religiously affiliated and how these factors have been seen working across the United States as the Christian denominations as a whole have been losing members. On the opposite side of this is that the amount of people who are not religiously affiliated has been growing along over the past seven to ten years. What will happen to Christianity as more and more Americans continue to abandon it. This will lead to the shift of where a majority of Christians preside in the world. I mentioned earlier that countries like those in Africa, Asia, and South America have seen huge exponential growth within different denominations of Christianity. Certain factors have to lead to the religion sticking in their respective countries and have allowed people to estimate how many Christians will be in those countries in the future. My essay tackles this question with many facts about where these countries were with relationship to Christianity in the past and where they are now today. The future is also looked at in my paper as I looked into estimates of these Christian denominations futures in these countries. Overall the essay analyzes one of the many reasons why America will soon only contain a small amount of the Christians in the world because of the astronomical growth of Christianity on these other continents.