Steve Bruce has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen since 1991. An internationally-known expert on religion and politics, he is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Previous Oxford University Press publications include: Secular Beats Spiritual: the Westernization of the Easternization of the West (2017); Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory (2013); and Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2000). His book Scottish Gods: Religion in Modern Scotland 1900-2012 (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), won the Saltire Scottish History Book of the Year Award, 2014.
British Gods has considerable value as an update on community studies which for long were staples of sociology courses and, as always, for the clarity and consistency of Steve Bruce's arguments. * Bernice Martin, The Times Literary Supplement * For those desiring a well-rounded, three-dimensional statement of both the argument and the evidence for [secularisation], British Gods is the new go-to. * Stephen Bullivant, The Tablet * [ British Gods ] does have lessons to teach us. Members of the Church of England concerned with evangelism and church growth would do well to read it. * Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper *