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Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? : Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century.

Author: Eric Kaufmann
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2010.
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Dawkins and Hitchens have convinced many western intellectuals that secularism is the way forward. But most people don't read their books before deciding whether to be religious. Instead, they inherit their faith from their parents, who often innoculate them against the elegant arguments of secularists. And what no one has noticed is that far from declining, the religious are expanding their share of the population:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kaufmann, Eric.
Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? : Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century.
London : Profile Books, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781847651945 1847651941
OCLC Number: 727647891
Description: 1 online resource (587 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Dedication; Introduction; 1 The Crisis of Secularism; 2 The Hidden Hand of History: Demography and Society; 3 'A Full Quiver': Fertility and the Rise of American Fundamentalism; 4 The Demography of Islamism in the Muslim World; 5 Sacralisation by Stealth: Religion Returns to Europe; 6 'A Scholar Society': The Haredisation of the Jewish World; 7 Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?; Notes; Index.

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Dawkins and Hitchens have convinced many western intellectuals that secularism is the way forward. But most people don't read their books before deciding whether to be religious. Instead, they inherit their faith from their parents, who often innoculate them against the elegant arguments of secularists. And what no one has noticed is that far from declining, the religious are expanding their share of the population: in fact, the more religious people are, the more children they have. The cumulative effect of immigration from religious countries, and religious fertility will be to reverse the s.

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