The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

The Future of Christianity: Facts and Opinions


Christianity: Past Realities and Future Prospects

presentation at Adult Forum by

Professor Hans J. Hillerbrand

January 30, 2011
  1. The historical legacy:
    1. the prophets of gloom and doom
    2. the enigma of measuring religion
  2. The challenge of modernity
    1. the common wisdom
    2. the broader picture
    3. the notion of “secularization”
  3. Current state of Christianity
    1. The United States: Current Trends
    2. Decline in religious literacy
  4. The Enigma of the Causes