The varieties of nonreligious experience : atheism in American culture /

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 Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Orthodox Christians, M...

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Author / Creator: Baggett, Jerome P., 1963- (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New York : NYU Press, 2019.
Series:Secular studies
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Getting the lay of the land: identifying as atheist
  • Well, I'll be damned!: considering atheism beyond the popular view
  • Acquiring atheist identities: four acquisition narratives
  • Maintaining atheist identities: stigma, reason, feelings
  • Digging a bit deeper: cultivating atheist sensibilities
  • The empirical root: science without scientism
  • The critical root: living with integrity by saying no
  • The agnostic root: being open by saying I don't know
  • The immanent root: progressing by saying yes.