Village Atheists

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  • Author : Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 360 pages
  • ISBN : 0691183112
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Village Atheists

Village Atheists
  • Author : Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 18 December 2018
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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,

The Church of Saint Thomas Paine

The Church of Saint Thomas Paine
  • Author : Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 12 October 2021
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The forgotten story of the nineteenth-century freethinkers and twentieth-century humanists who tried to build their own secular religion In The Church of Saint Thomas Paine, Leigh Eric Schmidt tells the surprising story of how freethinking liberals in nineteenth-century America promoted a secular religion of humanity centered on the deistic revolutionary Thomas Paine (1737–1809) and how their descendants eventually became embroiled in the culture wars of the late twentieth century. After Paine’s remains were stolen from his grave in New Rochelle,

Mere Atheism

Mere Atheism
  • Author : George A. Ricker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 October 2007
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George Ricker's latest book, mere atheism, no gods no problem!, describes what he sees as the essence of atheism. In the title essay he writes, "Nothing about atheism prevents me from thinking about any idea. It is the very epitome of freethought. Atheism imposes no dogma and seeks no power over others." Written with the same candor and conversational style that characterized his earlier work, this selection of material from the Godless in America web site ranges from rebuttals of

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic Atheists in American Public Life

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic  Atheists in American Public Life
  • Author : Isaac Kramnick,R. Laurence Moore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 21 August 2018
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If the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects religious liberty, why doesn’t it protect atheists? God occupies our nation’s consciousness, even defining to many what it means to be American. Nonbelievers have often had second-class legal status and have had to fight for their rights as citizens. As R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick demonstrate in their sharp and convincing work, avowed atheists were derided since the founding of the nation. Even Thomas Paine fell into

Religion in Secular Archives

Religion in Secular Archives
  • Author : Sonja Luehrmann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 17 August 2015
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What can atheists tell us about religious life? Russian archives contain a wealth of information on religiosity during the Soviet era, but most of it is written from the hostile perspective of officials and scholars charged with promoting atheism. Based on archival research in locations as diverse as the multi-religious Volga region, Moscow, and Texas, Sonja Luehrmann argues that we can learn a great deal about Soviet religiosity when we focus not just on what documents say but also on

Practicing Atheism

Practicing Atheism
  • Author : Hannah K. Scheidt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 June 2021
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The number of people claiming no religious affiliation has skyrocketed in recent years, and that growth shows no signs of slowing down. But while the religiously unaffiliated demonstrate a variety of attitudes toward religious belief-including, in many cases, a complete lack of interest-a prominent subset of nonbelievers has claimed the mantle of "atheism." For them, atheism has become a marker of identity and a source of community. However, atheists themselves often disagree about core ideas, values, affinities, and attitudes. Contemporary

Atheism and Secularity 2 volumes

Atheism and Secularity  2 volumes
  • Author : Phil Zuckerman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 21 December 2009
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This important two-volume contribution to the field of secular studies offers the first comprehensive examination of atheists and non-religious people around the world. • Includes essays by 19 top sociologists and psychologists who study atheism and secularity • Offers extensive bibliographies for each chapter

The Politics of New Atheism

The Politics of New Atheism
  • Author : Stuart McAnulla,Steven Kettell,Marcus Schulzke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 July 2018
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New atheism is best known as a literary and media phenomenon which has resulted in the widespread discussion of the anti-religious arguments of authors such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, yet it also has strongly political dimensions. This book analyses the political aspects of new atheism and offers an analysis that is informed by insights from political science and political theory. The authors locate new atheism within a diverse history of politically-oriented atheisms. It is argued the

Abraham Father of Atheism

Abraham Father of Atheism
  • Author : Mohammed Musa
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 30 July 2015
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Dear non-believer, I like that when the infuriating alarm clock yells “Wake up, there’s a challenge waiting for you today”, rousing you from a pleasant dream, you do not smash it. You simply slap the off button and head to work. Let’s establish this: Your boss doesn’t care how you view your alarm clock. He or she only cares that you show up at work on time with a smile on your face. Saying, “Scientists have figured

In Defence of Atheism

In Defence of Atheism
  • Author : Michel Onfray
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 26 May 2011
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In the twenty-first century, religion is making a comeback, bringing in its wake extremism of all kinds. From Christian anti-abortion campaigns to suicide bombers claiming the righteousness of Islam, we are witnessing a resurgence of fundamentalism. Michel Onfray's response to the threat of a post-modern theocracy is to lay down the principles of an authentic atheism: exposing the fiction that is God, he proposes instead a new philosophy of reason that celebrates life and humanity. In Defence of Atheism demonstrates

The Ordeal of Robert Frost

The Ordeal of Robert Frost
  • Author : Mark Richardson,Carolyn Richardson
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 16 September 1997
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Through close readings of Frost's poetry and often ignored prose, Mark Richardson argues that Frost's debates with Van Wyck Brooks, Malcolm Cowley, and H. L. Mencken informed his poetics and his poetic style just as much as did his deep identification with earlier writers like Emerson and William James.

What Happens When We Practice Religion

What Happens When We Practice Religion
  • Author : Robert Wuthnow
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 05 May 2020
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An exploration of the interdisciplinary methods used to understand religious practice Religion is commonly viewed as something that people practice, whether in the presence of others or alone. But what do we mean exactly by "practice"? What approaches help to answer this question? What Happens When We Practice Religion? delves into the central concepts, arguments, and tools used to understand religion today. Throughout the past few decades, the study of religion has shifted away from essentialist arguments that grandly purport

Letter to an Atheist Village

Letter to an Atheist Village
  • Author : Paul Derengowski
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 19 December 2016
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Letter to an Atheist Village is a personal rebuttal to all those who are without God in the world and yet believe it is perfectly reasonable to attack him and those who do believe through specious argumentation. Patterned after the book written by militant atheist Sam Harris, this Letter debunks many of his notions, along with several others experienced from those who have set themselves up on pinnacles as arbiters of the truth. Short and to the point, Letter to