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Religious America, Secular Europe? A Theme and Variation

ISBN-10: 0754660117

ISBN-13: 9780754660118

Edition: 2008

Authors: Grace Davie, Peter Berger, Effie Fokas

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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Billie Letts was born Billie Dean Gipson in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 30, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in English and education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's in behavioral studies from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She taught English in grade school before moving to the college level. Her last position was at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Her first novel, Where the Heart Is, was published in 1995. It received the 1996 Oklahoma Books Award, the Walker Percy Award, and was an Oprah Book Club selection. It was adapted into a movie starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd in 2000. Her other works included Shoot the Moon and The Honk and Holler Opening Soon. She died from pneumonia on August 2, 2014 at the age of 76.Effie Fokas is a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and teaches in the Government Department of the London School of Economics. She is also a Research Associate in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Uppsala where she manages an EU-funded project on welfare and religion.

Introduction
Religious America, secular Europe?
contrasting histories
different intellectual traditions
institutional carriers
social difference
So what? Policy implications
Bibliography
Index