Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century


Dawkins and Hitchens have confident many western intellectuals that secularism is the best way ahead. yet most folks do not learn their books prior to determining no matter if to be spiritual. as a substitute, they inherit their religion from their mom and dad, who frequently innoculate them opposed to the based arguments of secularists. And what not anyone has spotted is that faraway from declining, the spiritual are increasing their percentage of the inhabitants: in truth, the extra non secular everyone is, the extra little ones they've got. The cumulative impression of immigration from spiritual international locations, and non secular fertility may be to opposite the secularisation method within the West. not just will the non secular ultimately conquer the non-religious, however it is those people who are the main severe of their ideals who've the most important families.

Within Judaism, the Ultra-Orthodox may well in achieving majority prestige over their liberal opposite numbers by way of mid-century. Islamist Muslims have gained the tradition struggle in a lot of the Muslim international, and their good fortune offers a glimpse of what awaits the Christian West and Israel. according to a wealth of demographic examine, contemplating questions of multiculturalism and terrorism, Kaufmann examines the results of the decline in liberal secularism as non secular conservatism rises - and what this suggests for the way forward for western modernity.

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