Jerry Johnston Interviews Jens Schröter on the Religious Landscape of Germany08 October 2016
Producing stalwart and tenacious theologians, Germany once influenced the world through Christians such as Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Why has Christianity lost its influence in Germany? Prof. Dr. Jens Schröter, Chair of Exegesis and Theology of the New Testament and New Testament Apocrypha at Humboldt University of Berlin, gave his perspective on this phenomena in Germany,
“Yeah, but it’s not so easy to answer that question. My impression is that for many people today Christian faith, or what I would call Christian interpretation of this world or of our reality, is not so important anymore. They do not really find it very helpful to go to the churches and to read the Christian writings and to know something about the Bible. I think many people in Germany, they are not against the church, they are simply not very interested in what the church says and does.”
‘Disinterested’ sadly describes many American Christians as well. Our hope with the upcoming documentary is to rouse Christians from their apathy and to fix their eyes on the supremacy of the None Other (Acts 4.12).