• Title: The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies
  • Author: Phil Zuckerman Luke W. Galen Frank L. Pasquale
  • ISBN: 9780199924950
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Nonreligious Understanding Secular People and Societies The number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking In response to this critical gap in knowledge The N
    The number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades, yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking In response to this critical gap in knowledge, The Nonreligious provides a comprehensive summation and analysis of existing social scientific research on secular people and societies The authors present a thorough overview ofThe number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades, yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking In response to this critical gap in knowledge, The Nonreligious provides a comprehensive summation and analysis of existing social scientific research on secular people and societies The authors present a thorough overview of existing knowledge while also drawing upon ongoing research and suggesting ways to improve our understanding of this growing population Offering a research and data based examination of the nonreligious, this book will be an invaluable source of information and a foundation for further scholarship Written in clear, accessible language that will appeal to students and the increasingly interested general reader, The Nonreligious provides an unbiased and thorough account of relevant existing scholarship within the social sciences that bears on lived experiences of the nonreligious.

    One Reply to “The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies”

    1. This book was meticulously researched, nuanced and informative. And it was boring. I could only get through ten pages at a time and it felt like an endurance contest. Some chapters were more interesting, such as the one on morality. I'd recommend if you're interested in the topic, or to quash stereotypes people have about the nonreligious, but not for someone looking for something entertaining.

    2. This is the first book in it's kind, In that this book has assembled all existing data/research on nonreligious people into one book or at least this is what the Oxford Press claims. The better chapters of the book for me were, How and Why People Become Secular,because it humanizes the concept and puts it into context, Secularity and Well-Being, because it's empirically fascinating and Are Secular People Moral and Ethical?,because it presents a case for secular societies that they too are concer [...]

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