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Two leading social scientific analysts of global religion discuss the nature of religious faith today, the controversial debate over secularization, and the prospects for better understanding of the everelusive problem of religious faith in modern society. Bryan Turner is Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney and Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College. Philip Gorski is a Professor of Sociology at Yale University and Co-Director (with Julia Adams) of Yale’s Center for Comparative Research (CCR). Moderated by John Torpey, Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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