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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (17 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631184449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631184447
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 1.7 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"For some time a book has been needed on the sociology of religionin Britain and that need has been met admirably and comprehensivelyby Grace Davie. This will be the standard text for at least adecade." Professor David Martin, London School of Economics

"A wonderfully readable history and a liberating experience."Roger Bowen, St John′s College, Nottingham

"It will remain a valuable resource and a provocative challengefor years to come." The Tablet

"A Scholarly analysis from a sociological point of view of thereligious situation in contemporary Britain, including aspects ofsecularization and the "believing without belonging" pattern".Missiology: An International Review, Vol. XXIII, No.3, July1995

"A clear and penetrating analysis of many of the main contoursof religion in modern Britain." Reviews in Religion

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This important book describes as accurately as possible thereligious situation of Great Britain at the end of the twentiethcentury, and evaluates this evidence within a sociologicalframework.

Two key themes emerge within the book. The first concerns thegrowing mismatch between indices of religious belief in thiscountry, which remain relatively high, and statistics which reflecteither religious membership (in its strict sense) or religiouspractices, both of which demonstrate a marked decline in thepost–war period. Hence the phrase `believing without belonging′which becomes, almost, a refrain within the book. The sacredpersists but not necessarily in traditional forms.

The second theme concerns the European framework within whichthe book is set. As Britain moves inexorably – if not always verysteadily – to a greater European identity, the considerable varietyof religious cultures within the United Kingdom take on a newsignificance.

Religion in Britain since 1945 will be welcomed by anyoneinterested in religion in contemporary society.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Vexen Crabtree on 4 Dec. 2002
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If you want stats with useful commentary... this is it! Statistics on every aspect of Christianities ties with England... Church numbers, qty of churches and congregations, numbers of clergy, with some insightful text and well written notes on what it might mean, plus some commentary on why some of the decline of the Church of England has happened and quite the astonishing rate it has. All stats are broken down into sub-groups and denominations and presented over time since 1945.
There are some minimal statistics on non-Christian religions, but the bulk is about Christianity.
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By White Tara on 18 May 2014
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Found this book very useful when writing my assignment for my course at the University, and I would recommend this book to students
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By C T O'SHAUGHNESSY on 11 Dec. 2014
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A trail-blazing interrogation of religion as a won't-go-away social phenomenon.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Linda Jane on 5 July 2010
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This book was clearly described and arrived within a few days of ordering. I was very happy with the purchase.
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