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Introduction
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For more than two centuries, secularisation theorists have been asserting that religion must inevitably decline in the modern world; prophesying its final end, as the clarity of modernity gradually dispels the fog of superstition and religiosity. Yet despite much talk, and many theses, much of the world today remains as religious as it ever was. Indeed, it is arguably more so. To lack knowledge of faith, or to be religiously illiterate today, is at best unwise, and at worst dangerous.