The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularisation, 1800 2000

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 11, 2009 - History - 304 pages
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The Death of Christian Britain examines how the nation’s dominant religious culture has been destroyed. Callum Brown challenges the generally held view that secularization was a long and gradual process dating from the industrial revolution. Instead, he argues that it has been a catastrophic and abrupt cultural revolution starting in the 1960s. Using the latest techniques of gender analysis, and by listening to people's voices rather than purely counting heads, the book offers new formulations of religion and secularization.

In this expanded second edition, Brown responds to commentary on his ideas, reviews the latest research, and provides new evidence to back his claims.

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User Review  - matthewgray - LibraryThing

very interesting book and social history. though as in all social history the theory and reasoning is never absolute; what is being said in this book does ring true as it is thought about and the reasons behind secularisation in Britain. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Callum Brown is Professor of Religious and Cultural History at the University of Dundee. His publications include Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain (2006) and Postmodernism for Historians (2005).

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