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The Secularization Debate by William H. Swatos Jr.,Daniel V. A. Olson,Peter Beyer -University of OttawaKevin J. Christiano-University of Notre DameKarel Dobbelaere-University of LeuvenYves Lambert-Groupe de Soc,CNRS-EPHERodney Stark-University of WashingtonWilliam H. Swatos,Jr.-Assoc