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Becoming Atheist : Humanism and the Secular West (Paperback) (Callum G. Brown)

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The Western World is becoming atheist. In the space of three generations churchgoing and religious belief have become alien to millions. We are in the midst of one of humankind's great cultural changes. How has this happened?

Becoming Atheist explores how people of the sixties' generation have come to live their lives as if there is no God. It tells the life narratives of those from Britain, Western Europe, the United States and Canada who came from Christian, Jewish and other backgrounds to be without faith. Based on interviews with 85 people born in 18 countries, Callum Brown shows how gender, ethnicity and childhood shape how individuals lose religion.

This book moves from statistical and broad cultural analysis to use frank, humorous and sometimes harrowing personal testimony. Becoming Atheist exposes people's role in renegotiating their own identities, and fashioning a secular and humanist culture for the Western world.

Number of Pages: 231
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History, Atheism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Callum G. Brown
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2017
TCIN: 51752569
UPC: 9781474224529
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4968
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