Religion and Modernization: Sociologists and Historians Debate the Secularization Thesis (Hardback)Steve Bruce (editor)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 434 g
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 17 mm
`Several of its papers offer a refreshingly empirical approach.' Political Quarterly
'This symposium of essays is to be welcomed ... Bruce has assembled an interesting and creative mix of sociologists and social historians.' Keith W. Clements, Theology
`This symposium of essays is to be welcomed ... Bruce has assembled an interesting and creative mix of sociologists and social historians ... These central essays are stimulating and informative.' Theology
`this book is recommended reading for religious scholars and social scientists interested in the relationship between religion and modernization. It engages a number of important theoretical questions and presents a wealth of empirical data ... Unlike most edited volumes, this one is a coherent whole ... I must confess that I have in the past been sympathetic to the "secularization is dead" thesis. This book did not force me to capitulate but did cause me to reconsider. In the world of scholarship, that is high praise' The Journal of Religion
`This volume cogently sets out the current state of the debate ... I can only renews unqualified commendation of this volume.' British Journal of Sociology
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