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The Resource There is no God : atheists in America, David A. Williamson and George Yancey

There is no God : atheists in America, David A. Williamson and George Yancey

Label
There is no God : atheists in America
Title
There is no God
Title remainder
atheists in America
Statement of responsibility
David A. Williamson and George Yancey
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is No God: Atheists in America answers several questions pertaining to how the atheist population has grown from relatively small numbers to have a disproportionately large impact on important issues of our day, such as the separation of church and state, abortion, gay marriage, and public school curricula. Williamson and Yancey answer the common questions surrounding atheism. Just how common is the dismissal and derision of religion expressed by atheists? How are we to understand the world view of atheists and their motivations in political action and public discourse? Finally, is there any hope for rapprochement in the relationship of atheism and theism? In There is No God, the authors begin with a brief history of atheism to set the stage for a better understanding of contemporary American atheism. They then explore how the relationship between religious and atheistic ideologies has evolved as each attempted to discredit the other in different ways at different times and under very different social and political circumstances. Although atheists are a relatively small minority, atheists appear to be growing in number and in their willingness to be identified as atheists and to voice their non-belief. As those voices of atheism increase it is essential that we understand how and why those who are defined by such a simple term as "non-believers in the existence of God" should have such social and political influence. The authors successfully answer the broader question of the apparent polarization of the religious and non-religious dimensions of American society."--
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Publisher's website
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DLC
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williamson, David
Dewey number
211/.80973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.3
LC item number
.W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yancey, George A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atheism
  • Atheism
  • United States
  • Atheismus
  • USA
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • USA
Label
There is no God : atheists in America, David A. Williamson and George Yancey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Understanding atheism in the United States -- A brief history of atheism -- Who are the atheists? -- The foolishness of religion -- Progressive politics as a tenet of atheism -- Towards an atheist morality -- Atheism in the United States -- Summary and conclusion -- Appendix 1 : Open-ended questions used in online survey -- Appendix 2 : Interview schedule for atheists
Control code
ocn812254895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 144 pages
Isbn
9781442218499
Lccn
2012047052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022264007
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442218499
  • (OCoLC)812254895
Label
There is no God : atheists in America, David A. Williamson and George Yancey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Understanding atheism in the United States -- A brief history of atheism -- Who are the atheists? -- The foolishness of religion -- Progressive politics as a tenet of atheism -- Towards an atheist morality -- Atheism in the United States -- Summary and conclusion -- Appendix 1 : Open-ended questions used in online survey -- Appendix 2 : Interview schedule for atheists
Control code
ocn812254895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 144 pages
Isbn
9781442218499
Lccn
2012047052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022264007
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442218499
  • (OCoLC)812254895

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