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God's Unwelcome Recovery Why the new establishment wants to proclaim the death of faith Sean Oliver-Dee

21st August 2015
192 pages: 198mm x 130mm
Monarch Books
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There is a huge disconnect between the official account of church demise and the death of faith peddled in political and media circles, and the vitality of churches in every corner of the country. Why do the pundits ignore what is happening? Sean Oliver-Dee counters that the ongoing health of the church is being ignored because it contradicts three myths that the 'new establishment' wants to assert: that the gradual death of religion is a good excuse to ignore the views of Christians; that encouraging Christianity to die will benefit society; and that scientific progress will necessarily cause the death of faith. The growth of the church runs contrary to all three assertions. It's time to challenge the myths.
Sean Oliver-Dee is Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life, University of Oxford & Interreligious Advisor, Diocese of Peterborough. In addition he is also Associate Researcher for the Anglican Representative to the European Union. He is a regular consultant for government on identity issues and has written several papers for NGOs and think-tanks.

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