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Secularization and the World Religions$
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Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311871

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315671

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The Religious Situation in Europe

The Religious Situation in Europe

(p.206) 9 The Religious Situation in Europe
Secularization and the World Religions

José Casanova

Liverpool University Press

This chapter presents an overview of the contemporary religious situation in Europe. It also examines the drastic decline in church attendance and then looks at European secularization from a global comparative perspective. Finally, the chapter discusses the return of religion to the public sphere of European societies.

Keywords:   religious situation, Europe, church attendance, secularization, religion, European societies

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