Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

By: Steve Bruce (author)Paperback

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The decline in power, popularity and prestige of religion across the modern world is not a short-term or localized trend nor is it an accident. It is a consequence of subtle but powerful features of modernization. Renowned sociologist, Steve Bruce, elaborates the secularization paradigm and defends it against a wide variety of recent attempts at rebuttal and refutation. Using the best available statistical and qualitative evidence Bruce considers the implications for the

Contents

1. Describing Secularization ; 2. Explaining Secularization ; 3. Clarifying Secularization ; 4. Religion Outside the Churches ; 5. Contemporary Spirituality ; 6. Superstition ; 7. The Supply-side Alternative ; 8. Unexceptional America ; 9. Secularization Elsewhere ; 10. Will Conflict Reverse Secularization?

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  • ISBN13: 9780199654123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780199654123
  • weight: 324
  • ISBN10: 0199654123

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