• The Triumph of Faith

  • Why the World Is More Religious than Ever
  • By: Rodney Stark
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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By: Rodney Stark
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Publisher's Summary

Everybody seems to take it for granted that the world is getting more secular - that faith is doomed by modernity. Scientists, secularists, and atheists applaud the change; religious believers lament it. But here's the thing: They're all wrong, and acclaimed author Rodney Stark has the numbers to prove it.

The Triumph of Faith explodes the myth that people around the world are abandoning religion. In this lively, eye-opening book, Stark marshals an unprecedented body of data surveys of more than a million people in 163 nations to paint the full picture that both scholars and popular commentators have missed. He examines why this astonishing growth of religion is happening and what it means for our future.

©2015 Rodney Stark (P)2015 Tantor

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Lots of amazing statistics, a clear thesis, lots of tangents

There's no second guessing this guy's agenda and political leanings, but I really like this book and think it's a good one for just about anyone to read.

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Excellent in every way!

Stark reminds us that so much of academia operates in imperial fashion to tell its preferred story apart from the facts. His work is appreciated.

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Fascinating analysis of a claim I once accepted.

Lots and lots of data presented very well. Performance a bit robotic. Religions are growing.

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Fascinating

One throwaway line that should have been developed blaming Catholic decline on VII liturgy changes.

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  • 05-24-20

Thought Provoking

Stark smashes the dogma of what he refers to as the 'secularisation faithful'. He shows how the data suggests that human beings are becoming more religious as we develop.
The narrator really captures the tonality of Stark.