The sixties and beyond. Dechristianization in north America and western Europe, 1945-2000

Steve Bruce*

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The central topic is the role of the 1960's in the decline of religion in the West. Sociologists tend to see secularisation as a long and gradual process with its roots in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Callum Brown’s The death of Christian Britain (2001) proposed a radical alternative: that in the UK the Churches were doing pretty well until ‘a catastrophic and abrupt cultural revolution starting in the 1960's
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-954
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Ecclesiastical History
Issue number4
Early online date1 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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