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By Todd M. Johnson

ISBN-10: 0470674547

ISBN-13: 9780470674543

ISBN-10: 1118555767

ISBN-13: 9781118555767

Created by way of of the field’s prime specialists, this particular creation to foreign non secular demography outlines the demanding situations in analyzing information on non secular adherence, and provides a latest portrait of world non secular trust.

  • Offers the 1st finished assessment of the sector of foreign spiritual demography – detailing what we all know approximately non secular adherents around the globe, and the way we all know it
  • Examines spiritual freedom and variety, together with agnostics and atheists, on a world scale, highlighting traits over the last a hundred years and projecting estimates for the 12 months 2050
  • Outlines the problems and demanding situations with regards to definitions, taxonomies, resources, analyses, and different innovations in studying info on spiritual adherence
  • Considers info from non secular groups, censuses, surveys, and scholarly learn, in addition to numerous in-depth case stories at the international Muslim inhabitants, faith in China, and the non secular demography of lately created Sudan and South Sudan
  • Argues opposed to the idea that the twentieth-century used to be a ‘secular’ interval through affirming new proof to the contrary
  • Provides assets for measuring either qualitatively and quantitatively very important info at the world's non secular state of affairs within the twenty-first century

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World Religion Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed January 2012). Language Christians by mother tongue, mid-2010. 78 M 1910–2010 Data source: Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. , World Religion Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed January 2012). 9 Muslims (M) by United Nations continents and regions, 1910–2010. 6%) as well as in every region of the world except Eastern Asia (where they constitute a small portion of most countries) and Polynesia (with few reported Muslims). Interestingly, despite these increases Muslims are even more strongly concentrated in Asia and Africa than they were a century ago.

Johnson and Brian J. , World Religion Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed January 2012). attempt to describe his own relationship to religion, Thomas Henry Huxley, an English biologist and fierce advocate for Darwinian evolution, coined the term “agnostic” in 1869. He found that he could neither affirm nor deny many of the core tenets of religious faith, though he could not write them off entirely with no means of disproving them. The term “agnostic” came into greater usage to refer to a lack of religion or profession of unbelief in a religion.

78 M 1910–2010 Data source: Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. , World Religion Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed January 2012). 9 Muslims (M) by United Nations continents and regions, 1910–2010. 6%) as well as in every region of the world except Eastern Asia (where they constitute a small portion of most countries) and Polynesia (with few reported Muslims). Interestingly, despite these increases Muslims are even more strongly concentrated in Asia and Africa than they were a century ago. 8% by 2010.

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