Losing our religion? : changing patterns of believing and belonging in secular Western societies /

Ward, Kevin R.,

Losing our religion? : changing patterns of believing and belonging in secular Western societies / Kevin R. Ward. - 1 online resource (xiii, 264 pages)

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264).

Are we losing our religion? -- Religion in a post-Aquarian age -- Changing patterns of church life -- A terminus quo for the mainline? -- The charismatic movement and the churches -- Emerging from the shadow of Christendom -- Is the future churchless? -- Being the church in a fragmented world -- It might be emerging but is it church? -- Migration and the future of Christianity -- Sport and religion : lens or threat? -- Religion beyond the boundaries.

The book analyzes comparative data and studies on the changing patterns of religious belonging and believing over the past five decades, in five Western countries--The United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The major focus is New Zealand. --Preface.

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