Britain’s Last Religious Revival? Quantifying Belonging, Behaving, and Believing in the Long 1950s

  • Clive D. Field

Part of the Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700–2000 book series (HISASE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Clive D. Field
    Pages 1-15
  3. Clive D. Field
    Pages 16-47
  4. Clive D. Field
    Pages 48-73
  5. Clive D. Field
    Pages 74-97
  6. Clive D. Field
    Pages 98-112
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 113-140

About this book


This is a major contribution to scholarly debates on the chronology and nature of secularization in modern Britain. Combining historical and social scientific insights, it analyses a range of statistical evidence for the 'long 1950s', testing (and largely rejecting) Callum Brown's claims that there was a religious resurgence during this period.


1950s opinion polls post-war Britain religious behaviour religious beliefs religious belonging religious revival religious statistics secularization Britain chronology Great Britain nature

Authors and affiliations

  • Clive D. Field
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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