Is God dead in Europe?

By Simon Barrow
July 16, 2007

Europe thinks of itself as a cradle of modern secularity, but religion is far from dead - even if its institutions are reeling.

What's the answer? The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article entitled In Europe, God Is (Not) Dead by Andrew Higgins. Christian groups are growing, faith is more public. Is supply-side economics the explanation? That would be a natural US conclusion. The nature and demise of Christendom as a defining clue to what is going on is not really understood or tackled, however. As tends to be the case when the assumptions of Christendom (in both its established and protestnat forms) tends to shape the debate. "The fish cannot account for the water", etc.

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