Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

23. Why Are Some Societies More Atheistic Than Others?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Teemu Taira [+-]
University of Helsinki
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Teemu Taira is Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion, University of Helsinki. His publications include Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred (Ashgate 2013, co-authored with Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole), Taking ‘Religion’ Seriously: Essays on the Discursive Study of Religion (Brill 2022) and more than 70 articles in journals and edited volumes.

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There are several competing and complementary theories of why some societies are more atheistic than others. Some theories propose that there are universal explanatory mechanisms or at least correlation between the level of atheism and social structure, whereas other theories suggest that historical reasons are most plausible in answering the question.

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Taira, Teemu. 23. Why Are Some Societies More Atheistic Than Others?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 88-91 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43309. Date accessed: 30 Sep 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43309. Oct 2022

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