If we understand the origin and nature of the throes bedeviling cultures today, we can better deal with them. Global Christianity is heir to the imperial ideology/ theology of male patriarchy, based on fixation in the Garden of Eden mythology and male dominion over Earth/ Women. Medievalism evolved out of the merged politics of Roman Imperialism and the cult of Patriarchal Dominion. Christianity was contorted to fit inside the ideologies of fixation and dominion.
In the course of the Middle Ages, Medievalism hatched and grew full-fledged. MEDIEVALISM is the evolved product of Worldview and Cult fixed in dogmas of STATICISM (male hierarchicalism linked directly to God), CENTRISM (Earth-centered universe and Male Centrism), and SEXISM (woman created from man and for male companionship); background to the “Wars of Religion”.
Enlightenment, science and reason challenged cultic fideism and presumptions of the Garden of Eden Myth; Second Enlightenment continues the challenge to religious misdirection. The Councils of Trent and the First Vatican anathematized Enlightenment and evolution science (Modernity); the Second Vatican Council opened theology to truths of science, Enlightenment and evolution. The new insights of evolution science, cosmological acentrism, and male-female equivalency are correctives to staticism, centrism and sexism.
The angst and violence globally spread are about the death throes of Medievalism and the birth pains of Liberation Theology and cultural reconciliation. E-Communication is the midwife presiding over the birth of new culture even as the old passes away. It’s time we all get on the right side of history.