This book offers a fully up-to-date and comprehensive guide to religion in Britain since 1945. A team of leading scholars provide a fresh analysis and overview, with a particular focus on diversity and change. They examine:relations between religious and secular beliefs and institutionsthe evolving role and status of the churches the growth and 'settlement' of non-Christian religious communitiesthe spread and diversification of alternative spiritualitiesreligion in welfare, education, media, politics and lawtheoretical perspectives on religious change.The volume presents the latest research, including results from the largest-ever research initiative on religion in Britain, the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme. Survey chapters are combined with detailed case studies to give both breadth and depth of coverage. The text is accompanied by relevant photographs and a companion website.