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Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000

Britain’s Last Religious Revival?

Quantifying Belonging, Behaving, and Believing in the Long 1950s

Authors: Field, C.

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This is a major contribution to scholarly debates on the chronology and nature of secularization in modern Britain. Combining historical and social scientific insights, it analyses a range of statistical evidence for the 'long 1950s', testing (and largely rejecting) Callum Brown's claims that there was a religious resurgence during this period.

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Clive Field holds honorary academic appointments at the University of Birmingham, UK, and the University of Manchester, UK, and co-directs British Religion in Numbers. He has researched and published widely in the social history and sociology of British religion, with particular reference to statistical sources. He is former Director of Scholarship and Collections at the British Library.

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"The 1950s are disputed territory in Britain's religious history. No decade has been interpreted in such contradictory ways. Writing with characteristic clarity and thoroughness, Field has now made a major contribution to the debate." - Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham, UK

"Clive Field is the Hercule Poirot of religious statistics: relentless in tracking down sources, judicious in interpreting data and immaculate in his arguments. He makes the rest of us look sloppy and this account of religion in the UK post-war is the final word." - Steve Bruce, University of Aberdeen, UK


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain’s Last Religious Revival?
Book Subtitle
Quantifying Belonging, Behaving, and Believing in the Long 1950s
Authors
Series Title
Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51253-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137512536
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51252-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50632-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 140
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