Religion & Culture in the West: A Primer

Present a short formal analysis of Dechant’s Primer. Students with last name between A – M were assigned Chapter 3 entitled, Secularization and students with last name between N- Z were assigned Chapter 4 entitled, The Secularization Dispute and Beyond: Religion and Western Culture Today). The paper must do the following:

Offer a brief sketch (summary/overview) of the reading, including a note of topic, major sections, and subsections.
Specify the primary focus of the chapter and how it is addressed. Think about this as the question the author is trying to answer, problem to be solved, issue to clarify.
Identify at least three key terms and concepts (other than religion) used by the author, note their meaning, and explain how the author uses them to develop the Chapter.
Specify the author’s most important points (at least two) and explain why they are important.
Explain what the author is saying about religion and secularization.

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