Conventional wisdom says that secularization is the result of increasing access and quality of education and affluence. This seems to explain why it is that secularism is more prevalent in wealthy Western countries. Yet, when sociological data is examined more rigorously, this theory of secularization seems lacking. Andy, Terry, and Steve are back this week to discuss a couple of articles that point in this direction.
Links & Articles
Losing Marriage, Losing The Faith from The American Conservative
How the West Really Lost God from Christian Research Institute
How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization by Mary Eberstadt
Should Christians Use Birth Control? from AC Podcast
by Marc Robillard
by Tomer Ben Ari