The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People And Societies
The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies
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 scientific research 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 book will 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 within the social sciences that bears on lived experiences of the nonreligious.
"This carefully researched, comprehensive volume is exemplary and timely and makes a major contribution to the fields of secularism and religion . Highly recommended."-CHOICE
"Three leading researchers have collaborated on a unique project of surveying the research on secular people, who now make up a significant segment of humanity. They have assembled not...