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Published: 23 March 2017

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198799474

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Secularization in the Long 1960s

Numerating Religion in Britain

Clive D. Field

  • Offers a major contribution to the study of secularization, in Britain and beyond
  • Focuses on the empirical evidence for secularization in Britain, subsuming a wide variety of measures of religious belonging, behaving, and believing, as well as institutional church performance
  • Provides a clear guide to the current state of the debate surrounding secularization in Britain during the long 1960s, signposting the key primary and secondary sources which can be followed up, and providing a springboard for future discussion
  • Examines the long 1960s, viewed by Callum Brown as a period of highly gendered 'revolutionary' secularization
  • An essential resource for historians, sociologists, and church opinion formers throughout the English-speaking world