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God is dead : secularization in the West

Author: Steve Bruce
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
Series: Religion in the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this defence of the secularization paradigm, Bruce elaborates just what Weber, Durkheim, Berger and Wilson thought was happening to religion in the West, and responds to critics of this concept.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Bruce
ISBN: 0631232745 0631232753 9780631232742 9780631232759
OCLC Number: 123123407
Description: xv, 269 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The secularization paradigm --
The golden age of faith --
God is dead : Christianity in Britain --
The failure of the New Age --
Science and secularization --
The easternization of the west --
Regression to the mean --
Subsistence religion --
The charismatic movement and secularization --
Discovering religion : mistakes of method --
Religion in the United States --
Postmodernism and religious revival.
Series Title: Religion in the modern world.
Responsibility: Steve Bruce.

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