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The Crisis of Religion in the UK

History, Causes, Consequences

By Linda Woodhead

Routledge – 2015 – 160 pages

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Description

This book offers a reliable and up-to-date guide to the religious situation of Britain today. It provides an overview of the main developments of religion in Britain in recent years and considers the underlying causes of the shift in popular stereotypes of religion in Britain. Linda Woodhead explains religious change from the perspective of the communities involved, as well as by setting it in the context of secular opposition, government policy, and global change. The book explores the conflicts, controversies and ‘extremism’ which have grabbed the headlines, and offers an analysis of their causes, consequences and wider significance.

Contents

Introduction 1. Decline of Christian Establishment 2. Alternative religions, alternative lifestyles 3. The settlement of ‘immigrant’ religion 4. Secular sensibilities 5. Diversity, controversy, violence 6. State policies and legislation 7. The gods of today and tomorrow. Conclusion: The new religious landscape.

Author Bio

Linda Woodhead MBE is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University, UK, and has served as Director of the Religion and Society Research Programme. She is co-editor of Religion and Change in Modern Britain (Routledge, 2012) and Religions in the Modern World (Routledge, 3rd edition forthcoming).

Name: The Crisis of Religion in the UK: History, Causes, Consequences (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Linda Woodhead. This book offers a reliable and up-to-date guide to the religious situation of Britain today. It provides an overview of the main developments of religion in Britain in recent years and considers the underlying causes of the shift in popular stereotypes...
Categories: Sociology of Religion, Religious History, Religion & Education, Religion & Sociology, Religion