Less Religion, Better Society? On Religion, Secularity and Prosperity in Scandinavia.
2011 (English)In: Dialog, ISSN 0012-2033, E-ISSN 1540-6385, Vol. 50, no 3, 297-307 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Phil Zuckerman argues in his book Society without God that Scandinavian secularity is strongly correlated to Scandinavian prosperity. In this article, we argue that such usage is premature. First, there are methodological issues that are not properly dealt with. Second, providing a causal narrative in addition to mere correlation is needed. Third, we argue that the causes of Scandinavian prosperity are found in close connection to Scandinavian Lutheranism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A: Wiley-Blackwell , 2011. Vol. 50, no 3, 297-307 p.
Religion, prosperity, secularization
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70398DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2011.00619.xISI: 000294571400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70398DiVA: diva2:438951