Atheists in America

Written By Melanie E. Brewster
Atheists in America
  • Publsiher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 03 June 2014
  • ISBN : 023153700X
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Atheists in America written by Melanie E. Brewster which was release on 03 June 2014, this book published by Columbia University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and religious upbringing, these individuals address deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without a god in a predominantly Christian nation. These narratives illuminate the complexities and consequences for nonbelievers in the United States. Stepping away from religious belief can have serious social and existential ramifications, forcing atheists to discover new ways to live meaningfully without a religious community. Yet shedding the constraints of a formal belief system can also be a freeing experience. Ultimately, this volume shows that claiming an atheist identity is anything but an act isolated from the other dimensions of the self. Upending common social, political, and psychological assumptions about atheists, this collection helps carve out a more accepted space for this minority within American society.

Atheists in America

Atheists in America
  • Author : Melanie E. Brewster
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and religious upbringing, these individuals address deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without a god in a predominantly Christian nation. ...

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There is No God
  • Author : David Williamson,George A. Yancey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : Explores how atheists have gone from a small group to having a large impact on today's most important issues, ranging from abortion to gay marriage, and looks at why America has been polarized along religious lines....

Political Theology for Atheists in America

Political Theology for Atheists in America
  • Author : Srinath Fernando
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : Download or read online Political Theology for Atheists in America written by Srinath Fernando, published by which was released on 2012. Get Political Theology for Atheists in America Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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Fighting God
  • Author : David Silverman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his book, Silverman-a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News-discusses the effectiveness, ethics and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent. Silverman argues that religion is more than ...

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America s Blessings
  • Author : Rodney Stark
  • Publisher : Templeton Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : A few years ago, a debate between atheists and religious believers spilled out from the halls of academia and the pews of America’s churches and into the public spotlight. A crop of atheist manifestos led the charge, surmounting and holding the tops of the nonfiction bestseller lists. This offensive ...

Atheists in America

Atheists in America
  • Author : Melanie E. Brewster
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists hailing from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and firmness in their irreligiosity, these individuals address religious deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without God in a ...

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  • Author : Jerome P. Baggett
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : A fascinating exploration of the breadth of social, emotional, and spiritual experiences of atheists in America Self-identified atheists make up roughly 5 percent of the American religious landscape, comprising a larger population than Jehovah’s Witnesses, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus combined. In spite of their relatively significant presence in ...

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  • Author : George Ricker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-03
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : "I spent the most of the first half of my life believing in Christianity and regarding belief in God as an essential component of human existence," George Ricker says. "I've spent the last 30 years trying to understand why I ever thought that way. This book is about how and why ...

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  • Author : Dan Barker,Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : A former preacher tell why he abandoned the guidance of the Bible to follow the dictates of own conscience....

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  • Author : Rasheeda Deroko
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Total pages : 196
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : Christians raise their children as Christians, Jews raise their children as Jews, and Muslims raise their children as Muslims, so doesn't it make sense that atheists raise their children as atheists? That might seem to be the case, but it doesn't make much sense after all. This book is becoming ...

America s Hidden Stigmatized

America s Hidden Stigmatized
  • Author : Brad Brake
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 108
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : Studies have been done establishing that atheists are one of the most significant out-groups in America, but how that discrimination is felt goes unknown. By utilizing interviews, participant observation, and a content analysis of atheist message boards, this project gives insight into atheists' perceptions of their status and treatment in ...

Atheists in American Politics

Atheists in American Politics
  • Author : Richard J. Meagher
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05
  • Total pages : 170
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : In this book, one of the first to take atheism seriously as a social movement, Richard J. Meagher examines the political history of American atheism and freethought. Meagher demonstrates how changes in resources, opportunities, and movement identity help explain the political mobilization of atheists in America....

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  • Author : Isaac Kramnick,R. Laurence Moore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : If the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects religious liberty, why doesn’t it protect atheists? God occupies our nation’s consciousness, even defining to many what it means to be American. Nonbelievers have often had second-class legal status and have had to fight for their rights as ...

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Mere Atheism
  • Author : George A. Ricker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-10
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : George Ricker's latest book, mere atheism, no gods no problem!, describes what he sees as the essence of atheism. In the title essay he writes, "Nothing about atheism prevents me from thinking about any idea. It is the very epitome of freethought. Atheism imposes no dogma and seeks no power ...

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  • Author : Kylie Studer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-10
  • Total pages : 52
  • ISBN : 023153700X
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Summary : Measuring atheism is complicated. Some people who describe themselves as atheists also say they believe in some kind of higher power or spiritual force. At the same time, some of those who identify with a religion (for example, say they are Catholic or Jewish) say they do not believe in ...