Theorists of "secularization" for two centuries have been saying that religion must inevitably decline in the modern world. But much of the world today is as religious as ever. This volume challenges the belief that the modern world is increasingly secular, showing instead that modernization more often strengthens religion. Seven expert social observers examine several regions and several religions--Catholic and Protestant Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam--and explore the resurgence of religion in world affairs.
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In the 1950s and 1960s, Berger, Harvey Cox and others were fearless proponents of ""secularization theory."" This theory held that as technology improved and modernity advanced upon culture, religion would begin to decline and we would live, according to Cox, in a ""secular city."" Cox reversed h...| Read Full Review of The Desecularization of the W...
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