The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies by Phil ZuckermanThe Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies by Phil Zuckerman

The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

byPhil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, Frank L. Pasquale

Paperback | March 22, 2016

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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 scientificresearch 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 bookwill 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 withinthe social sciences that bears on lived experiences of the nonreligious.
Phil Zuckerman is Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies at Pitzer College. Luke W. Galen is Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University. Frank L. Pasquale is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on secularity and the role of the religious-secular construct in the world.
Title:The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and SocietiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199924945

ISBN - 13:9780199924943

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"Zuckerman, Galen and Pasquale have produced the go-to, social scientific textbook for the burgeoning field of secular studies. It provides excellent comprehensive coverage of all the latest research and academic debates in the sociology, psychology, and anthropology of the secular and itscognates. The focus on both the individual and societal aspects of secularity and secularism and their attention to the international and cross-cultural perspective makes the book a very valuable contribution to the state of the art." --Barry Kosmin, Research Professor of Public Policy and Law,Trinity College