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Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Phil Zuckerman


More and more Americans are opting out of religion. Who are these people that reject religion, and what motivates them? What actually causes a person to lose his or her faith? This book offers an in-depth exploration of the reasons, experiences, and values of people who were once religious but are no longer. By analyzing their personal stories of how they transitioned from religiosity to secularity, key patterns are explored and many insights provided. Rather than living up to the cliché of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisit ... More

Keywords: apostasy, atheism, agnosticism, secularism, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199740017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Zuckerman, author
Pitzer College