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Religious Competition and Roman Piety

@inproceedings{Stark2006ReligiousCA,
  title={Religious Competition and Roman Piety},
  author={R. Stark},
  year={2006}
}
The market theory of religious economies predicts that when the state neither supports an official religion nor effectively limits religious options, a number of competing religious groups will exist, with the consequence that the overall level of public religious commitment will be high. In addition, the more effective and innovative religious organizations will prosper, and the less effective ones will decline. Applied to ancient Rome, these predictions are strongly supported by the evidence… Expand

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