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Living the Secular Life Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 December 2014
  • ISBN : 9780698170087
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 voters

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“A humane and sensible guide to and for the many kinds of Americans leading secular lives in what remains one of the most religious nations in the developed world.” —The New York Times Book Review Over the last twenty-five years, “no religion” has become the fastest-growing religious preference in the United States. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past and embraced a moral yet nonreligious—or secular—life, generating societies vastly less religious than at any other time in human history. Revealing the inspiring beliefs that empower secular culture—alongside real stories of nonreligious men and women based on extensive in-depth interviews from across the country—Living the Secular Life will be indispensable for millions of secular Americans. Drawing on innovative sociological research, Living the Secular Life illuminates this demographic shift with the moral convictions that govern secular individuals, offering crucial information for the religious and nonreligious alike. Living the Secular Life reveals that, despite opinions to the contrary, nonreligious Americans possess a unique moral code that allows them to effectively navigate the complexities of modern life. Spiritual self-reliance, clear-eyed pragmatism, and an abiding faith in the Golden Rule to adjudicate moral decisions: these common principles are shared across secular society. Living the Secular Life demonstrates these principles in action and points to their usage throughout daily life. Phil Zuckerman is a sociology professor at Pitzer College, where he studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding a Department of Secular Studies, the first academic program in the nation dedicated to exclusively studying secular culture and the sociological consequences of America’s fastest-growing “faith.” Zuckerman discovered that despite the entrenched negative beliefs about nonreligious people, American secular culture is grounded in deep morality and proactive citizenship—indeed, some of the very best that the country has to offer. Living the Secular Life journeys through some of the most essential components of human existence—child rearing and morality, death and ritual, community and beauty—and offers secular readers inspiration for leading their own lives. Zuckerman shares eye-opening research that reveals the enduring moral strength of children raised without religion, as well as the hardships experienced by secular mothers in the rural South, where church attendance defines the public space. Despite the real sorrows of mortality, Zuckerman conveys the deep psychological health of secular individuals in their attitudes toward illness, death, and dying. Tracking the efforts of nonreligious groups to construct their own communities, Zuckerman shows how Americans are building institutions and cultivating relationships without religious influence. Most of all, Living the Secular Life infuses the sociological data and groundbreaking research with the moral convictions that govern secular individuals and demonstrates how readers can integrate these beliefs into their own lives. A manifesto for a booming social movement—and a revelatory survey of this overlooked community—Living the Secular Life offers essential and long-awaited information for anyone building a life based on his or her own principles.

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Living the Secular Life

Living the Secular Life
  • Author : Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-12-04
  • ISBN : 9780698170087
GET THIS BOOKLiving the Secular Life

“A humane and sensible guide to and for the many kinds of Americans leading secular lives in what remains one of the most religious nations in the developed world.” —The New York Times Book Review Over the last twenty-five years, “no religion” has become the fastest-growing religious preference in the United States. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past and embraced a moral yet nonreligious—or secular—life, generating

Society Without God

Society Without God
  • Author : Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10
  • ISBN : 9780814797143
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“Silver” Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Religion Category Before he began his recent travels, it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were “getting religion”—praising deities, performing holy rites, and soberly defending the world from sin. But most residents of Denmark and Sweden, he found, don’t worship any god at all, don’t pray, and don’t give much credence to religious dogma of any kind. Instead of being

Society without God, Second Edition

Society without God, Second Edition
  • Author : Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • ISBN : 9781479891856
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An updated edition showcasing the social health of the least religious nations in the world Religious conservatives around the world often claim that a society without a strong foundation of faith would necessarily be an immoral one, bereft of ethics, values, and meaning. Indeed, the Christian Right in the United States has argued that a society without God would be hell on earth. In Society without God, Second Edition sociologist Phil Zuckerman challenges these claims. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews

A Christian Life Vs. a Secular Life

A Christian Life Vs. a Secular Life
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : "A More Just World"
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Secular Nations under New Gods

Secular Nations under New Gods
  • Author : Willem H. Vanderburg
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-18
  • ISBN : 9781487523039
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Ever since Max Weber's study of the role Protestantism played in our civilization, the role of Christianity in our world has been much debated. This work is addressed to those interested in a return to the Biblical message as opposed to what institutionalized Christianity has made of it.

What It Means to Be Moral

What It Means to Be Moral
  • Author : Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 9781640092754
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“A thoughtful perspective on humans' capacity for moral behavior.” —Kirkus Reviews “A comprehensive introduction to religious skepticism.” —Publishers Weekly In What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life, Phil Zuckerman argues that morality does not come from God. Rather, it comes from us: our brains, our evolutionary past, our ongoing cultural development, our social experiences, and our ability to reason, reflect, and be sensitive to the suffering of others. By deconstructing religious

Secular Spirituality

Secular Spirituality
  • Author : Bonnie Cousens
  • Publisher : IISHJ-NA
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780967325972
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"The collected proceedings of the international institute's colloquium '01 exploring the relationship between secular humanistic judaism and spirituality. Focuses on the relevance of secular spirituality its roots progression overtime, and expression in science, literature, art and religion."

Healing Secular Life

Healing Secular Life
  • Author : Christopher Dole
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780812206357
GET THIS BOOKHealing Secular Life

In contemporary Turkey—a democratic, secular, and predominantly Muslim nation—the religious healer is a controversial figure. Attracting widespread condemnation, religious healers are derided as exploiters of the sick and vulnerable, discredited forms of Islamic and medical authority, and superstitious relics of a pre-modern era. Yet all sorts of people, and not just the desperately ill, continue to seek them out. After years of research with healers and their patients in working-class neighborhoods of urban Turkey, anthropologist Christopher Dole concludes

“The” Quarterly Review

“The” Quarterly Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1880
  • ISBN : ONB:+Z290724204
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Secular Cosmopolitanism, Hospitality, and Religious Pluralism

Secular Cosmopolitanism, Hospitality, and Religious Pluralism
  • Author : Andrew Fiala
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781134849260
GET THIS BOOKSecular Cosmopolitanism, Hospitality, and Religious Pluralism

This book explores the idea of religious pluralism while defending the norms of secular cosmopolitanism, which include liberty, tolerance, civility, and hospitality. The secular cosmopolitan ideal requires us to be more tolerant and more hospitable toward religious believers and non-believers from diverse traditions in our religiously pluralistic world. Some have argued that the world’s religions can be united around a common core. This book argues that it is both impossible and inadvisable either to reduce religion to one thing

The Secular as Methodology

The Secular as Methodology
  • Author : Robert L. Montgomery
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • ISBN : 9781532657665
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Secularization is a process that has been taking place throughout the world, but especially in the West. It refers to limitations of various types to religious thoughts, activities, ownership, and power, but does not necessarily mean limitation on religious freedom. Because of this contested double effect, secularization is perceived both negatively and positively. I propose that the secular be viewed primarily as a methodology in various areas of life, beginning most clearly with science, but extending to many other areas

Practicing Safe Sects

Practicing Safe Sects
  • Author : F. LeRon Shults
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • ISBN : 9789004360952
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In Practicing Safe Sects F. LeRon Shults provides scientific and philosophical resources for having “the talk” about religious reproduction: where do gods come from – and what are the costs of bearing them in our culturally pluralistic, ecologically fragile environment?

Quarterly Review

Quarterly Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • ISBN : UOM:39015039439248
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The London Quarterly Review

The London Quarterly Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1880
  • ISBN : IND:30000093221384
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Secular Bodies, Affects and Emotions

Secular Bodies, Affects and Emotions
  • Author : Monique Scheer,Nadia Fadil,Birgitte Schepelern Johansen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781350065239
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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com Taking its cue from the study of 'lived religion', Secular Bodies, Affects and Emotions shows how the idea of a secular public is equally marked by a display and cultivation of affect and emotions. Whereas it is widely agreed that religion is often saturated by emotion, the secular is usually treated as a neutral background serving as the domain of