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The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale


There are now more nonreligious people than ever before. The number of secular men and women has dramatically increased over the past several decades in Europe, the United States, Japan, and elsewhere. But what do we really know about secular men and women? This book provides as thorough and empirically grounded an answer as possible. This book offers a summation and analytical discussion of existing social scientific research on the nonreligious, and it sharpens and improves upon existing conceptual frameworks, theoretical typologies, and empirical trajectories. While many books concerning se ... More

Keywords: secularity, secularism, secularization, atheism, irreligion, agnosticism, nonreligious

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199924950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Zuckerman, author
Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College

Luke W. Galen, author
Professor of Psychology, Grand Valley State University

Frank L. Pasquale, author
Independent Scholar