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The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience: Atheism in American Culture

Jerome P. Baggett


Based primarily on in-person, telephone-based, and e-mail interviews with more than five hundred American atheists, this book, situated within the discipline of sociology, uncovers the vast diversity of attitudes that exists among atheists today. In doing so, it shows that everyday atheists typically have more nuanced views on religion than do best-selling New Atheist authors; they rely on their feelings as well as their critical thinking when making sense of their nonbelief; and, rather than being members of various atheism-related groups and communities, they generally ground their identitie ... More

Keywords: Sociology, American, atheists, diversity, God, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479874200
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479874200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerome P. Baggett, author
Santa Clara University

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