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Debating Secularism

Witham Larry

in Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394757
eISBN:
9780199777372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394757.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The “religious economies” model challenges the theory of secularization, which says that the role of religion is receding in society and individual lives. Instead, the economic model says that ... More


Religion and violence

Jonathan Benthall and Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter reflects on the alleged special association between religion in general and violence – an association rebutted by both authors under review, David Martin (in Religion and Power: No logos ... More


Mugwumps? The Royal Society and the governance of post-war British science

Jeff Hughes

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the mid-1940s, British scientists were divided by debates about the role, meaning and management of the sciences as they transitioned from war to an uncertain peace. In pursuing its own project of ... More


Explaining Religious Vitality

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter One reviews the literature of the sociology of religion, discusses the shift from the secularization paradigm to the new paradigm of religious vitality, and proposes a political economic ... More


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