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Christianity as Globalization

Vähäkangas, Mika LU (2014) In orizonturi teologice p.24-37
Abstract
Christianity has not only provided theological justification and imaginary to globalization processes but is also, in itself, a globalizing movement. Within Christianity, one can trace several types of globalizations; in this article, its global character with its huge variations is studied in light of globalization considered by contemporary scholarship under the labels “grobalization”, “grocalization”, networks and “glocalization”. While the theological and practical shift from Christendom to world Christianity makes the two latter types the most relevant today, it is clear that a globalizing tendency is part of the Christian theological DNA from creation to redemption and pneumatology. Due to accelerated globalization, Christianity has... (More)
Christianity has not only provided theological justification and imaginary to globalization processes but is also, in itself, a globalizing movement. Within Christianity, one can trace several types of globalizations; in this article, its global character with its huge variations is studied in light of globalization considered by contemporary scholarship under the labels “grobalization”, “grocalization”, networks and “glocalization”. While the theological and practical shift from Christendom to world Christianity makes the two latter types the most relevant today, it is clear that a globalizing tendency is part of the Christian theological DNA from creation to redemption and pneumatology. Due to accelerated globalization, Christianity has been able to live out its glocal character thereby increasing the varieties of interpretation of what it means to be Christian. Thus the dictum that the Church is missionary by its very nature means that it is essentially a part of globalization – though not all globalization is Christian. (Less)
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  author       = {Vähäkangas, Mika},
  issn         = {1582-1757},
  keyword      = {globalization,global Christianity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {24--37},
  series       = {orizonturi teologice},
  title        = {Christianity as Globalization},
  year         = {2014},
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