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Village Atheists

Village Atheists
How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation

by Leigh Eric Schmidt

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-12-18
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0691183112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation’s moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet village atheists—as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the nineteenth century—were also hailed for their gutsy dissent from stultifying pieties and for posing a necessary secularist challenge to the entanglements of church and state. In Village Atheists, Leigh Eric Schmidt explores the complex cultural terrain that unbelievers have long had to navigate in their fight to secure equal rights and liberties in American public life. He rebuilds the history of American secularism from the ground up, giving flesh and blood to these outspoken infidels. Village Atheists demonstrates that the secularist vision for the United States proved to be anything but triumphant in a country where faith and citizenship were—and still are—closely interwoven.

Confronting the New Village Atheists

Confronting the New Village Atheists
Are Christians Really "ignorant," "stupid," "brainwashed," Or "insane"?

by Hank Hanegraaff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tornado God

Tornado God
American Religion and Violent Weather

by Peter J. Thuesen

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0190680288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the earliest sources of humanity's religious impulse was severe weather, which ancient peoples attributed to the wrath of storm gods. Enlightenment thinkers derided such beliefs as superstition and predicted they would pass away as humans became more scientifically and theologically sophisticated. But in America, scientific and theological hubris came face-to-face with the tornado, nature's most violent windstorm. Striking the United States more than any other nation, tornadoes have consistently defied scientists' efforts to unlock their secrets. Meteorologists now acknowledge that even the most powerful computers will likely never be able to predict a tornado's precise path. Similarly, tornadoes have repeatedly brought Americans to the outer limits of theology, drawing them into the vortex of such mysteries as how to reconcile suffering with a loving God and whether there is underlying purpose or randomness in the universe. In this groundbreaking history, Peter Thuesen captures the harrowing drama of tornadoes, as clergy, theologians, meteorologists, and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of these death-dealing tempests. He argues that, in the tornado, Americans experience something that is at once culturally peculiar (the indigenous storm of the national imagination) and religiously primal (the sense of awe before an unpredictable and mysterious power). He also shows that, in an era of climate change, the weather raises the issue of society's complicity in natural disasters. In the whirlwind, Americans confront the question of their own destiny-how much is self-determined and how much is beyond human understanding or control.

Society without God, Second Edition

Society without God, Second Edition
What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment

by Phil Zuckerman

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2020-07-21
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1479844799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 with more than 150 citizens of Denmark and Sweden, among the least religious countries in the world, he shows that, far from being inhumane, crime-infested, and dysfunctional, highly secular societies are healthier, safer, greener, less violent, and more democratic and egalitarian than highly religious ones. Society without God provides a rich portrait of life in a secular society, exploring how a culture without faith copes with death, grapples with the meaning of life, and remains content through everyday ups and downs. This updated edition incorporates new data from recent studies, updated statistics, and a revised Introduction, as well as framing around the now more highly developed field of secular studies. It addresses the dramatic surge of irreligion in the United States and the rise of the “nones,” and adds data on societal health in specific US states, along with fascinating context regarding which are the most religious and which the most secular.

None of the Above

None of the Above
Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada

by Joel Thiessen,Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2020-04-14
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1479860808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compares secular attitudes characterizing “religious nones” in the United States and Canada Almost a quarter of American and Canadian adults are nonreligious, while teens and young adults are even less likely to identify religiously. None of the Above explores the growing phenomenon of “religious nones” in North America. Who are the religious nones? Why, and where, is this population growing? While there has been increased attention on secularism in both Europe and the United States, little work to date has focused on Canada. Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme turn to survey and interview data to explore how a nonreligious identity impacts a variety of aspects of daily life in the US and Canada in sometimes similar and sometimes different ways, offering insights to illuminate societal and political trends. With numbers of nonreligious people even higher in Canada than in the US, some believe that secular currents to the north foreshadow what will happen in the US. None of the Above asserts that a growing divide between religious and nonreligious populations could engender a greater distance in moral and political values and behaviors. At once provocative and insightful, this book tackles questions of coexistence, religious tolerance, and spirituality, as American and Canadian society accelerate toward a more secular future.

RCDA

RCDA
Religion in Communist Dominated Areas

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edenside, or, The lights and shadows of our village

Edenside, or, The lights and shadows of our village
A Book

by Anne Jane Cupples

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Mercury

The American Mercury
A Book

by Henry Louis Mencken

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1934
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Indian Horizons

Indian Horizons
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Indo-Asian Culture

The Indo-Asian Culture
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The National Preacher and Village Pulpit

The National Preacher and Village Pulpit
Original--monthly. From Living Ministers of the United States

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Small Town America

Small Town America
A Narrative History, 1620- the Present

by Richard R. Lingeman

  • Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christianity Today

Christianity Today
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fortnightly magazine of evangelical conviction.

Commentary

Commentary
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Patterns of Power

Patterns of Power
Social Foundations of Education

by Thomas E. Linton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What Divides Protestants Today

What Divides Protestants Today
A Book

by Hugh Thomson Kerr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Story of Civilization

The Story of Civilization
A Book

by Will Durant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1935
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Story of Civilization ...: The age of Faith; a history of medieval civilization (Christian, Islamic, and Judaic) from Constantine to Dante, A.D. 325-1300

The Story of Civilization ...: The age of Faith; a history of medieval civilization (Christian, Islamic, and Judaic) from Constantine to Dante, A.D. 325-1300
A Book

by Will Durant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vixens Disturbing Vineyards

Vixens Disturbing Vineyards
Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures : Festschrift in Honor of Harry Fox (leBeit Yoreh)

by Aubrey Glazer,Tzemah Yoreh,Miryam Segal,Justin Jaron Lewis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written in a variety of disciplines, these essays rethink canonical texts through Harry Fox's rubric, contributing to the understanding of historical and textual moments of embarrassment and embracement. Contributors include Yaakov Elman, Paul Heger, Tirzah Meacham, Yosef Tubi, and the late Chana Safrai, as well as many students, colleagues, and friends of Professor Fox.

The Atheist

The Atheist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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