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Arts in Prospect this month: reality TV and the global war for souls

By Tom Chatfield  

This month’s arts and books section features two lead articles on, first, the changing nature of global religion and, second, some more local shifts in the minor faith that is British reality television. In the first piece, Eric Kaufmann, a fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Centre, looks at John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge’s much-discussed new book God is Back. It’s an urgently important book, he argues, because it takes the established “religious markets” arguments—that a highly entrepreneurial incarnation of Christianity lies…

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