PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIANITY
|"Futurists are about self-fulfilling prophecies; they basically
have a dream and set out to make it come true." Peter Ellyard.
|"Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not beyond our
control." Edward Kennedy, at the funeral of his brother Robert.|
As the third millennium of the Common Era begins, many people are speculating
about the changes that the next decade, century, or millennium will bring. Some
attempt to predict the
future of religion in general, and Christianity in particular This includes members
of the World Network of Religious Futurists (WNRF).
facilitates its members' interaction "with scholars and activists
from around the world who study the future of their religious tradition in
view of world civilization." They maintain a "Future of
Religion Research Page," hold annual conferences, and
issue an annual Earl Award for "outstanding service in advancing
the contribution of world religions to the future of humanity."
Opinions included in this section:
We have condensed the writings of number of individuals who have
future of religion. Their prophecies cover a wide range of topics -- from
forecasting general church trends, to predicting the collapse of Christianity.
|Cardinal Francis Arinze, A cardinal of the Roman
|Harold Bloom, a professor of Humanities and
Professor of English.|
|Rowland Croucher, director of John Mark
|James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family.|
|William Easum, is a church consultant and
|Lucy Forster-Smith, a college chaplain.|
|David Gibson, a religious newswriter.|
|Douglas Hall, a professor of Christian
|Daphne Hampson, a lecturer in Systematic
|Jefferson 21st Century Institute: an
organization dedicated to the First Amendment of the U.S.
|Todd Johnson, a senior research coordinator.|
|David Martin, a professor of Sociology.|
|OCRT, the sponsors of this web site, and rank
amateurs at prophecy.|
|Rochester branch of the Americans United for
Separation of Church and State|
|Wolfhart Pannenberg, a professor of Systematic
|G. de Purucker, a Theosophist.|
|Thomas Reeves, a professor of History.|
|John Spong, Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ.|
- Quoted in The Bulletin, Sydney, Australia on 1995-JAN-24, Page 35.
- "Future of Religion Research Page" by the World Network
of Religious Futurists at: http://www.wnrf.org/
Copyright � 2000 to 2004 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2000-JAN-15
Latest update: 2004-OCT-23
Editor: B.A. Robinson