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Secularisation

Author: Edward R Norman
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Series: New century theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new study of secularisation is not a systematic attempt - of the sort which might be made by a social scientist - to describe and identify every feature of a fading religious landscape. It is a landscape, indeed, which was once familiar, and yet which now appears almost unrecognisable to those who have lived within it all their lives. They, and many external observers, are saddened by the decline of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward R Norman
ISBN: 0826459455 9780826459459
OCLC Number: 48978143
Description: xiv, 159 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Humanism --
2. Knowledge --
3. Ignorance --
4. Emotion --
5. Pluralism --
6. Secularity --
7. Materialism --
8. Theology --
9. Morality --
10. Realism --
11. Society --
12. Authority --
13. Politics --
14. Community --
15. Leadership --
16. Priesthood --
17. Ministry --
18. Decline --
19. Truth.
Series Title: New century theology.
Responsibility: Edward Norman.

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Exploring the reasons behind the decline of institutional religion in Britain, this text holds to account a number of the fundamental transformations in religious understanding itself, placing this  Read more...

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"Edward Norman is on to something. Secularisation is not just empty pews. ...Dr. Norman thinks we are turning the Last Supper into a self-help group." "An assessment of a fading religious language." Read more...

 
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