A profound cultural shift is taking place in western societies: religion is in decline and secular worldviews are on the rise. At the same time, religion is taking more overtly political shapes and still affects our world in important, sometimes dangerous ways. This book examines two rival explanations for these trends, critiquing the popular notion that God has been "killed" by modern science, and offering a fresh take that draws on research in the social sciences to argue that greater socio-economic equality and moral values that favor tolerance are at the heart of our collective drift away from organized faith.

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Two Tales of the Death of God