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Published: 27 January 2011

254 Pages


ISBN: 9780199584406

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In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Steve Bruce

  • Very clear and engaging presentation of secularization theory.
  • Explains how such features of modernization as increased individualism and religious diversity undermine the power, prestige and popularity of religion.
  • Defends the secularization paradigm against a wide variety of recent criticisms using the best available evidence.
  • Chapter structure guides reader through key areas of debate.