Religion and secularisation

Callum Brown
1963 = big rupture in religion, Britain lost Christianity in 30 years
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First evidence on secularisation?
1851 census
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Issues with this census?
i) counted attendance not attendees ii) conducted on a rainy day with illnesses iii) assumptions about how we manage concepts
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Sarah Williams
1999 oral history southwark - diffusive christianity
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Tom Paine?
1794 book saw institutionalised religion as 'no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit'
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E. P. Thompson
Methodism did more for the church than we would ever know through the community e.g. Sunday school
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Example of quantative date to the exclusion of quantative stuff
1977 book by R. Currie and 2 other authors
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How does McLeod describe the long 60's and their affect on religion? And in which book?
As 'a rupture as profound as that brought about by the reformation' in 2007 'the religious crisis of the 60s;
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Example of modern scientifc thought changing societies attitude and making people rethink religion?
Charles Darwin's texts and ideas
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An example of Christianity being criticised in history?
'On the rise and fall of the roman empire' - Gibbon in 1777
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2007 (5 editors) 'Redefining Christian Britain: post 1945 perspectives' blames who for the downfall of religion?
which texts viewconcepts such as feminism as 'the keys to understanding secularisation in Britain'
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List the increase in the pop. of Britain who say they have no religion from 2001-2011?
10% more
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Give the shifting perceptions in the number who said they were Christian in the British survey from 2001-2011
72% then 59%
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Most diverse place with religion?
London is the most diverse, and Tower Hamlets is only 27% Christian
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Which part of the UK has the least religious people?
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Which countries are an example of religiousity?
Latin America and Spain have relatively low levels of Church attendance yet faith influences a lot of their lives.
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Give an example of the Church giving up its involvement in policy making?
The Archbishop of Cantabury supported the 1957 Walsh Report as he thought the state could no longer supress homosexuality
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When did the UK legalise abortion?
1967 - which important even when the church had less influence in policy?
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Examples of modern church involvement in policy?
2015 letter from the house of bishops in the CofE, letter to M. Thatcher and active aid to refugees
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France is meant to be secular but which policies could contradict this?
In 1959 - where subsidised Christian schools?
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Examples of the church's influence in the world despite practical theories
Chaplincies in the army and prison
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McLeod makes a good distinction between different regions and their relationships to religions. Where does he mention?
Ireland in which denominational splits were 'of secondary importance', Germany where it was politically charged, and analysing missionaries in China
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What did the beatles do which could contribute to decrease in Christianity>secularisation
In 1967 they went to India to seek enlightenment
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Quote marx on religion
Religion is 'the inverted consciousness of the world' and 'the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world...the opiate of the people'
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McLeod writes about different factors but acknowledges what?
'The implications of all this for religion are not entirely clear' e.g. in womens rights
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McLeod does point out a good point with his factors - what is it?
He points out that there were weakening church attendance alongside decreasing attendance in political party membership
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