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Book review: why are women more religious than men?

Smith, Emma (2012) Book review: why are women more religious than men? LSE Review of Books (10 Nov 2012). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite being excluded from leadership positions, in almost every culture and religious tradition, women are more likely than men to pray, to worship, and to claim that their faith is important to them. This book reviews the now-sizeable body of social research to consider if the gender gap in religion is indeed universal. Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce extensively critique competing explanations of the differences found. They conclude that the gender gap is not the result of biology but is rather the consequence of important social differences over-lapping and reinforcing each other. Reviewed by Emma Smith.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 13:00
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50598

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