Which Century is the Most “Influential” towards today’s Christian?

After compiling our surveyed list of the Top 20 Most Influential Christians, it is interesting to look at what is perceived as the more important and crucial eras within Christianity.  Please note the following breakdown:

Leading in “popularity” is the 16th Century (which happens to be the time of the Reformation, and counter-Reformation)

Next is the 19th Century.

Followed by the 20th Century (??) and the 4th Century (a tie)

And rounding up the rankings were a tie between the 5th, 13th, 14th, 17th, and 18th Centuries.

What does this teach us or show us?  One has to conclude that either the last 200 years were (nearly) the most important and influential in all of Christian history OR today’s pastor/ minister/ Christian teacher is placing perhaps too much influence on these more recent decades and centuries.

This is just one of the debates that we hope to promote as we get closer to the publishing date of the book.  Thanks for reading, as always.

-Ken L.


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