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Predicting religion : Christian, secular, and alternative futures

Grace Davie (Editor), Linda Woodhead (Editor), Paul Heelas (Editor)
With contributions from new scholars and older ones as well as individuals from outside of the UK this collection of essays explores the forces that compete for the collective religious, secular and alternative consciousness
Print Book, English, 2003
Ashgate Pub., Aldershot, England, 2003
xii, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
9780754630098, 9780754630104, 0754630099, 0754630102
Beyond European and American exceptionalism: towards a global perspective / Jose Casanova
On secularisation and its prediction: a self-examination / David Martin
The evolutionary principle in the study of religion and society / Olivier Tschannen
The demise of Christianity in Britain / Steve Bruce
Prediction and prophecy in the future of religion / Bryan Wilson
Social networks and religious identity: an historical example from Wales / Paul Chambers
Social networks and personal beliefs: an example from modern Britain / Rob Hirst
A place at high table? Assessing the future of charismatic Christianity / Martyn Percy
The decline of the church in England as a local membership organization: predicting the nature of civil society in 2050 / Helen Cameron
After secularism: British government and the inner cities / Jenny Taylor. The self as the basis of religious faith: spirituality of gay, lesbian and bisexual Christians / Andrew K.T. Yip
The Quakers : towards an alternate ordering / Gay Pilgrim
Understanding the spirituality of people who do not go to church / Kate Hunt
'Witchcraft will not soon vanish from this earth': Wicca in the 21st century / Jo Pearson
Alexis de Tocqueville, pantheism and the religion of democracy / S.J.D. Green
Religion on
religion in cyberspace / Anastasia Karaflogka
The paranormal in Swedish religiosity / Ulf Sjodin
Are the stars coming out? Secularization and the future of astrology in the west / Wayne Spencer
An ageing New Age? / Paul Heelas and Benjamin Seel