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The Resource Faith no more : why people reject religion, Phil Zuckerman

Faith no more : why people reject religion, Phil Zuckerman

Label
Faith no more : why people reject religion
Title
Faith no more
Title remainder
why people reject religion
Statement of responsibility
Phil Zuckerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the cliche of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zuckerman, Phil
Dewey number
277.3/083
Index
index present
LC call number
BR517
LC item number
.Z83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apostasy
  • Ex-church members
  • Non-church-affiliated people
  • Atheism
  • United States
  • Religion and sociology
  • Apostasía
  • Ateísmo
  • Religión y sociedad
  • Iglesia
Label
Faith no more : why people reject religion, Phil Zuckerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mother was an exorcist -- Stopped making sense -- Misfortune -- To be Mormon, or not to be -- Sex and secularity -- Others -- Jail, food stamps, and atheism -- The apostate worldview -- All in the family? -- How and why people reject religion -- Appendix. Research methods and sample characteristics
Control code
ocn769626421
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780199740017
Lccn
2011007917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199740017
  • (OCoLC)769626421
Label
Faith no more : why people reject religion, Phil Zuckerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mother was an exorcist -- Stopped making sense -- Misfortune -- To be Mormon, or not to be -- Sex and secularity -- Others -- Jail, food stamps, and atheism -- The apostate worldview -- All in the family? -- How and why people reject religion -- Appendix. Research methods and sample characteristics
Control code
ocn769626421
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780199740017
Lccn
2011007917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199740017
  • (OCoLC)769626421

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