WILSON, B. R.,
Religion in Secular Society. Fifty Years On.
Oxford University Press, 2016. 288p. Hardback. Bruce's editing and updating of Wilson's work proves helpful in increasing readability and better conveying the utility of Wilson's text for a younger audience. This new edition and its relevance for the US's current religious landscape couldn't be more timely. In Appendix 2 Bruce provides updates to what has changed since 1966, when Wilson's text was original published, in terms of politics, policy, modes of identification, economic factors, and societal changes. Overall, I have to commend Bruce for clarifying Wilson's position and providing much needed updates to this text. This new edition is one that should be kept in conversation as future religious landscape data becomes available. Sean Dixon, Reading Religion |a 13/11/17 (Publisher's information).