The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality

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Wiley, Jan 14, 2005 - Religion - 226 pages
Comparing existing evidence from the USA and Europe, with a UK-based study of religion and spirituality, this fascinating book addresses the most pressing question in the study of religion today: are new forms of spirituality overtaking traditional forms of religion?
  • Based on the detailed study of religion and spirituality in Kendal, UK
  • Compares pioneering findings from Kendal with existing evidence from the USA and Europe
  • Provides a theoretical perspective which explains both secularization and sacralization
  • Offers some startling predictions about the future of religion and spirituality in the west
  • Is written in an accessible and lively style, and will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the future direction of belief in the western world.
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    About the author (2005)

    Paul Heelas is Professor in Religion and Modernity and Linda Woodhead is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies, both in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University, UK. They have written extensively on religion and spirituality in the modern world.

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