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1RELIGION AND LAWIntroductionThe two books that have been chosen to review are “God is dead” by Steve Bruceand“Restless God” by Reginald Bibby. These books have strategies that they follow and thespeakers still here. The condition in both the Canadian churches is similar to United States thansomewhere else. Some recent reading, as well as both the books gives a short trip to Scotland,which has stimulated a greater alertness in the state. The titles are accurate in terms ofdescription of the main theme of each of the book respectively. However Reginald Bibby showsa different direction from Steve Bruce. The main reason behind this is Scotland is different fromCanada and therefore their religious structure is different. About the AuthorSteve Bruce is the sociology professor at the University of Aberdeen, is also one of themost important protagonists shielding the secularization paradigm, he and his party have onceattacked by a group of American sociologist who reject the process of secularization. However inthis book he picks up the top and justifiably helped us understand the meaning secularism. Onthe other hand Reginald Bibby is from the University of Lethbridge sociologist, and has beenreviewing Canadian religious approaches and behavior since 1975, giving him the nicknamewhich is “Bad News Bibby” in a few religious circles for his ominous predictions about thefuture of organized religion. Bibby’s research exposed a public weary of old fashionedconvention, which eager to hold atheism, the new age of spirituality or a light version of faiththat people had in their childhood. In the book “The Restless God” Bibby’s research sketches briefly two features ofsecularization thesis before proclaiming it to have been incorrect and abandoned, but however
2RELIGION AND LAWBrown had put out the complete complex thesis and described it completely. Working from aricher understanding is way more helpful (Bibby and Lethbridge 2014). However, this model isunrestricted by few sociologists as named by Bibby, but does not direct who have not. Neither itis clear on the source of the evidence which some have thought to unrestraint the mode, whileothers having not. Bruce however has nothing of this. The turn down of the religious belief isregarded by him as irreparable in Western liberal democracies, largely in Europe, therefore, hehas given his book an unbending title. This view is obtained by him, not only by psychologicalor philosophical considerations, but also from a sociological standpoint. The first chapter of thisbook, “The Secularization Paradigam” is moderately technical and apparently projects widely athis fellow professionals. This book may also put of people who are not common. Restless Godscame as a bolt from the blue. The findings of the book were based on the data from numerousnew national survey that led up to the year 2000. Few contradicted to what Bibbly had said for aquarter century. The gamble, the Canadian church situation is similar to the United States ratherthan Europe.Comparison Steve Bruce has not abandoned the secularization model and the same is vital tocomprehend from Bibby’s standpoint and the data that he has collected and discovered andshows why Bruce is incorrect in a way. Instead of a cautious lying about the secularization thesishas been presented to be wrong, Bibby points out to the research of one chief scholar, RodbneyStark, who has operated with a number of connections over the years (Bibby 2017).Nevertheless, certain ideas are given by Bruce in the first chapter of his book are important foridebtifying at this stage. It is generally believed that the reason people are becoming moresecular and scientific knowledge expansion is unsuited with religious belief. However, Bruce
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