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Rationalizing religion : religious conversion, revivalism and competition in Singapore society

Author: Chee Kiong Tong
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Social sciences in Asia, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining modernity and religion, this book disputes the widely-spread secularization hypothesis. Using the example of Singapore, as well as comparative data on religion in China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, it argues that rapid social change and modernity have not led here to the decline of religion but on the contrary, to a certain revivalism." "Using qualitative and quantitative data collected over a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chee Kiong Tong
ISBN: 9789004156944 9004156941
OCLC Number: 77476400
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Rationalizing religion --
Ch. 2. Religions in Singapore : an analysis --
Ch. 3. Religious conversion --
Ch. 4. Religious participation and religiosity --
Ch. 5. Traditional Chinese customs and rites --
Ch. 6. Religion and the state --
Ch. 7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Social sciences in Asia, v. 13.
Responsibility: by Chee Kiong Tong.

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Disputing the secularization hypothesis, this book examines the relationship between religion and modernity, detailing and explaining religious conversion, revivalism, and religious competition in  Read more...

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