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  1. Choice and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice Theory.Steve Bruce - 1999 - Oxford University Press UK.
    People of the western world now have unprecedented freedom to choose their religion. In this book, the world's leading sociologist of religion argues that the liberty and freedom to choose religion corrodes faith and that religion remains most vital when it is part of ethnic and national identity.
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  2. A British Perspective on the Critical Sociology of Religion: A Response to Mary Jo Neitz.Steve Bruce - 2015 - Critical Research on Religion 3 (2):206-216.
    In a recent issue of Critical Research on Religion, Mary Jo Neitz presents a four-cell Locations Matrix created by the two dimensions of the status of the religion studied, as dominant and marginal, and position of the researchers vis-à-vis that religion, as insiders or outsiders. Her subsequent arguments about the influence of researcher standpoint perhaps work in the US setting where religion remains popular. This paper points out difficulties in applying the Matrix in the UK setting where religion is unpopular (...)
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    James Beckford. Religion and Advanced Industrial Society. Pp. Xii + 188. . £22.00 .Andrew M. Greeley. Religious Change in America. Pp. Vi + 137. . £19.95. [REVIEW]Steve Bruce - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (2):297.
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    A Sociological Account of Liberal Protestantism.Steve Bruce - 1984 - Religious Studies 20 (3):401-415.
    Any list of important changes in Western religion in the last hundred years would mention the rise ofliberal Protestantism , and the decline in size and influence of the Protestant churches. What has been less obvious is the partial operation of secularization; in Britain and America liberal Protestant churches have declined more than their conservative rivals. In summary one could speak of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries as an era in which liberal Protestantism rose and then declined. This (...)
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    Eileen Barker , New Religious Movements: A Perspective for Understanding Society. Pp. 393. $44.00. [REVIEW]Steve Bruce - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (4):526-528.
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    E. Burke Rochford Jr Hare Krishna in America. Pp 324.Steve Bruce - 1987 - Religious Studies 23 (3):428.
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