Scottish Gods Paperback

Religion in Modern Scotland 1900-2012

by Steve Bruce;


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Scottish Gods

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This book deals with the how and why of over a century of religious and cultural change. Steve Bruce explores Scotland's transformation from the largely devout Presbyterian country of 1900, with the church as a major social force, to the diverse, more secular society of today, when less than 10 per cent of Scots attend church. He bases his study on a career's worth of historical, ethnographic and statistical research, to provide both a coherent description of Scotland's current religious complexion and a considered explanation of the forces that shaped it. Scottish Gods is both a fascinating summary of over a century of religious and cultural change, and a searing analysis of the state of religion in Scotland today by one of our leading social historians. It explores how religion has become more varied over time: growth in Catholicism and charismatic Christian fellowships; easternisation of Scotland's religious vocabulary through Buddhism and Hinduism; the growth of the Muslim population, and pursuit of spiritual interests once considered pagan. It looks at the decline in the Protestant-Catholic divide. It discusses controversies over the proper public place of religion.

Scottish Gods by Steve Bruce was published by Edinburgh University Press in December 2015 and is our 62121st best seller. The ISBN for Scottish Gods is 9781474408400.

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Page last updated 15th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherEdinburgh University Press (December 2015)
Weight410g
Number of Pages256
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781474408400
ISBN-101474408400
Product Code4347894
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