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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 25 September 2015
  • ISBN : 9781479873722
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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A rapidly growing number of Americans are embracing life outside the bounds of organized religion. Although America has long been viewed as a fervently religious Christian nation, survey data shows that more and more Americans are identifying as “not religious.” There are more non-religious Americans than ever before, yet social scientists have not adequately studied or typologized secularities, and the lived reality of secular individuals in America has not been astutely analyzed. American Secularism documents how changes to American society have fueled these shifts in the non-religious landscape and examines the diverse and dynamic world of secular Americans. This volume offers a theoretical framework for understanding secularisms. It explores secular Americans’ thought and practice to understand secularisms as worldviews in their own right, not just as negations of religion. Drawing on empirical data, the authors examine how people live secular lives and make meaning outside of organized religion. Joseph O. Baker and Buster G. Smith link secularities to broader issues of social power and organization, providing an empirical and cultural perspective on the secular landscape. In so doing, they demonstrate that shifts in American secularism are reflective of changes in the political meanings of “religion” in American culture. American Secularism addresses the contemporary lived reality of secular individuals, outlining forms of secular identity and showing their connection to patterns of family formation, sexuality, and politics, providing scholars of religion with a more comprehensive understanding of worldviews that do not include traditional religion. Data Analyses Appendix Instructor's Guide

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American Secularism

American Secularism
  • Author : Joseph O. Baker,Buster G. Smith
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781479873722
GET THIS BOOKAmerican Secularism

A rapidly growing number of Americans are embracing life outside the bounds of organized religion. Although America has long been viewed as a fervently religious Christian nation, survey data shows that more and more Americans are identifying as “not religious.” There are more non-religious Americans than ever before, yet social scientists have not adequately studied or typologized secularities, and the lived reality of secular individuals in America has not been astutely analyzed. American Secularism documents how changes to American society

Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism

Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism
  • Author : Bruce Ledewitz
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780253001368
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Since 1947, the Supreme Court has promised government neutrality toward religion, but in a nation whose motto is "In God We Trust" and which pledges allegiance to "One Nation under God," the public square is anything but neutral -- a paradox not lost on a rapidly secularizing America and a point of contention among those who identify all expressions of religion by government as threats to a free society. Yeshiva student turned secularist, Bruce Ledewitz seeks common ground for believers and

Race and Secularism in America

Race and Secularism in America
  • Author : Jonathon S. Kahn,Vincent W. Lloyd
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780231541275
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This anthology draws bold comparisons between secularist strategies to contain, privatize, and discipline religion and the treatment of racialized subjects by the American state. Specializing in history, literature, anthropology, theology, religious studies, and political theory, contributors expose secularism's prohibitive practices in all facets of American society and suggest opportunities for change.

American Secularism

American Secularism
  • Author : Joseph O. Baker,Buster G. Smith
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781479867417
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A rapidly growing number of Americans are embracing life outside the bounds of organized religion. Although America has long been viewed as a fervently religious Christian nation, survey data shows that more and more Americans are identifying as “not religious.” There are more non-religious Americans than ever before, yet social scientists have not adequately studied or typologized secularities, and the lived reality of secular individuals in America has not been astutely analyzed. American Secularism documents how changes to American society

Pious and Secular America

Pious and Secular America
  • Author : Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2001-08-31
  • ISBN : 9781579107406
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American Judaism in Transition

American Judaism in Transition
  • Author : Gerhard Falk
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 1995
  • ISBN : 0761800166
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The American Jewish community is in transition. This book describes in detail how American Jews changed from living in a religion-oriented community to living a secular life. Falk discusses how Jewish Americans were greatly influenced by the secularization of Western civilization in general and by the Christian community in Europe and America specifically. The secularization of American Jewish institutions is analyzed by discussing changes in the Jewish religion, Jewish education and Jewish organizations during this century. Special consideration is given

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism
  • Author : Phil Zuckerman,John R. Shook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780199988457
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The Oxford Handbook of Secularism offers a wide-ranging examination of secularism on a global scale, bringing together an international collection of views from prominent experts in a variety of fields. This volume reflects the impressive level of academic attention now given to secularism across the humanities, social sciences, law and public policy, and international relations.

Organized Secularism in the United States

Organized Secularism in the United States
  • Author : Ryan T. Cragun,Christel Manning,Lori L. Fazzino
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • ISBN : 9783110441956
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Recent decades have witnessed the dramatic growth of an organized secularist movement that serves the needs of and advocates for the nonreligious. This volume brings together the latest research on organized secularism in the US, including its history, institution building, activist and political strategies, and its social functions in the lives of secularist individuals and families

Secular Surge

Secular Surge
  • Author : David E. Campbell,Geoffrey C. Layman,John C. Green
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03
  • ISBN : 9781108831130
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Many Americans are turning away from religion. Will a Secular Left rise to counter the Religious Right?

Culture and Redemption

Culture and Redemption
  • Author : Tracy Fessenden
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781400837304
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Many Americans wish to believe that the United States, founded in religious tolerance, has gradually and naturally established a secular public sphere that is equally tolerant of all religions--or none. Culture and Redemption suggests otherwise. Tracy Fessenden contends that the uneven separation of church and state in America, far from safeguarding an arena for democratic flourishing, has functioned instead to promote particular forms of religious possibility while containing, suppressing, or excluding others. At a moment when questions about the appropriate

Sincerely Held

Sincerely Held
  • Author : Charles McCrary
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-08
  • ISBN : 9780226817958
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"If you read Supreme Court opinions on cases involving First Amendment religion issues, you're likely to encounter the ubiquitous phrase "sincerely held religious belief." The "sincerity test" of religious belief has become a cornerstone of US jurisprudence, determining what counts as legitimate grounds for First Amendment claims in the eyes of the law. In Sincerely Held, Charles McCrary provides an original account of how "sincerely held religious belief" became the primary standard for determining what legally counts as genuine religion.

Secular Trend in the Stature and Weight of Mexican-American Children in Texas Between 1930 and 1970

Secular Trend in the Stature and Weight of Mexican-American Children in Texas Between 1930 and 1970
  • Author : Robert M. Malina,Anthony Noe Zavaleta
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001002028
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The Church of Saint Thomas Paine

The Church of Saint Thomas Paine
  • Author : Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • ISBN : 9780691217253
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The forgotten story of the nineteenth-century freethinkers and twentieth-century humanists who tried to build their own secular religion In The Church of Saint Thomas Paine, Leigh Eric Schmidt tells the surprising story of how freethinking liberals in nineteenth-century America promoted a secular religion of humanity centered on the deistic revolutionary Thomas Paine (1737–1809) and how their descendants eventually became embroiled in the culture wars of the late twentieth century. After Paine’s remains were stolen from his grave in New Rochelle,

Freethinkers

Freethinkers
  • Author : Susan Jacoby
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781429934756
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An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination" (The New York Times) At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world founded not on the authority of religion but on the bedrock of human reason. In impassioned,

Secular Surge

Secular Surge
  • Author : David E. Campbell,Geoffrey C. Layman,John C. Green
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03
  • ISBN : 9781108918343
GET THIS BOOKSecular Surge

American society is rapidly secularizing–a radical departure from its historically high level of religiosity–and politics is a big part of the reason. Just as, forty years ago, the Religious Right arose as a new political movement, today secularism is gaining traction as a distinct and politically energized identity. This book examines the political causes and political consequences of this secular surge, drawing on a wealth of original data. The authors show that secular identity is in part a