The Potential of the Church in Contemporary Culture

7 Pages Posted: 17 May 2019

Date Written: April 25, 2019

Abstract

The Christian Church is going through an extremely critical period, highlighted, on the one hand, by the church members’ lack of preoccupation for new spiritual ideals and, on the other hand, by the disinterest of those who do not belong to any religious spheres in any church proposal. The statistical situation of the Church must be analyzed responsibly and visionary. This approach can bring a last argument in favor of abandoning the project or, on the contrary, it can open the eyes of those in charge to new possibilities of introducing the Church among the options to be considered, in a society that lacks durable landmarks. The revival chances of the church will increase in direct proportion to its interest in an honest diagnosis and in an urgent return to normal functioning parameters by assuming its biblical mandate. This can be achieved by renewing its offers to the public, by increasing attractiveness from many points of view, and by changing the direction of its actions, from centripetal to centrifugal. Instead of continuing to promote an agenda against postmodernism, the church should be looking for ways and means to become relevant in the current cultural reality.

Keywords: Postmodernism, society, church, spirituality, culture

Suggested Citation

Munteanu, Cristian Marius, The Potential of the Church in Contemporary Culture (April 25, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 12th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences & Humanities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3388060 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3388060

Cristian Marius Munteanu (Contact Author)

Babeș-Bolyai University ( email )

Romania

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