Secularisation, the growth of militancy and the spiritual revolution: religious change and gender power in Britain 1901-2001

Brown, C.G. (2007) Secularisation, the growth of militancy and the spiritual revolution: religious change and gender power in Britain 1901-2001. Historical Research, 80(209), pp. 393-418. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2281.2007.00417.x)

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Abstract

The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, and since, have altered perceptions of religious change in Britain in the last century. This article proposes that three key trends encapsulate the most significant developments – secularization, the rise of religious militancy, and the evolution of the New Age. It seeks to refine the periodization and definitions of these, and the interconnections between them, focusing on gender as the major category of analysis, and using the demographic consequences of secularization to highlight the central role of women to British religious change from 1960 to 2000.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brown, Professor Callum
Authors: Brown, C.G.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Historical Research
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0950-3471
ISSN (Online):1468-2281
Published Online:05 April 2007

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