The Resource Atheists in America, edited by Melanie E. Brewster ; cover designer, Catherine Casalino

Atheists in America, edited by Melanie E. Brewster ; cover designer, Catherine Casalino

Label
Atheists in America
Title
Atheists in America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Melanie E. Brewster ; cover designer, Catherine Casalino
Contributor
Cover designer
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists hailing from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and firmness in their irreligiosity, these individuals address religious deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without God in a predominantly Christian nation. These narratives illuminate the complexities and consequences for nonbelievers in the United States. Stepping away from religious belief can have serious social and existential ramifications, f
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
  • 811.80973
  • 811/.80973
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BL2747.3
LC item number
.A845 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brewster, Melanie E.
  • Casalino, Catherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atheists
  • Atheism
Label
Atheists in America, edited by Melanie E. Brewster ; cover designer, Catherine Casalino
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Other Closet: An Introduction to Atheism and Coming Out Processes; Part 1. Leaving Faith: Arriving at Atheist Identity from Religious Backgrounds; 1. How I Got to None of the Above, by Alvin Burstein; 2. Religion and the F-Word (Feminism), by Lynnette; 3. Clap Our Hands Like Trees, by Chris Matallana; 4. Ex-Mormon, by Cora Judd; Part 2. Cultural Contexts in Coming Out as Atheist; 5. An Unexamined Life, by Naima Cabelle; 6. User Error: Coming Out as Atheist in Utah, by James Mouritsen; 7. The Names We Call Home, by Shawn Mirza
  • 8. A Life of Class Consciousness, by David HoelscherPart 3. Two Closets? Identifying as Both LGBTQ and Atheist; 9. A Tale of Two Closets, by Stephen S. Mills; 10. The Permanent Prodigal Daughter, by Sherilyn Connelly; 11. Far from Home, by David Philip Norris; Part 4. Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Navigating Romantic Relationships as an Atheist; 12. An Atheist's Simple Revelation About Love: It's Complicated, by Ethan Sahker; 13. Swept Under the Rug, by Kristen Rurouni; 14. On Love and Credulity, by Matt Hart; Part 5. Family Life and Atheist Parenting
  • 15. Dinner with Grandma, by Ronnelle Adams16. Parenting Authentically in an Interfaith Marriage, by Kevin J. Zimmerman; 17. Having a Baby Made Me an Atheist, by Amy Watkins; 18. Born Secular, by Adrienne Filardo Fagan; Part 6. The Search for Connection: Coming Out to Friends and Questing for Community; 19. Slow Growth, by Justus Humphrey; 20. An Atheist in the Bible Belt, by Brittany Friedel; 21. Coming Out and Finding Home, by Pam Zerba; Part 7. Atheism at Work: Tales of Coming Out to Coworkers and Colleagues; 22. Is This the Way to Amarillo?, by Samuel W. Needleman
  • 23. Cracking Open the Closet Door, by Camilo Ortiz24. My Favorite Atheist, by John Douma; Part 8. Atheism and Aging: The Challenges of Entering Older Adulthood as a Nonbeliever; 25. The Road Less Traveled, by Ursula Raabe; 26. A Contrarian Life Story, by Elizabeth Malm Clemens; 27. Dark Matter and Missing Socks, by Margaret M. Bennett; Concluding Thoughts: The Open Door; Notes; Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537001
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000001298506
  • (EBL)1634848
  • (SSID)ssj0001193645
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  • (PQKBWorkID)11136141
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1634848
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001298506
Label
Atheists in America, edited by Melanie E. Brewster ; cover designer, Catherine Casalino
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Other Closet: An Introduction to Atheism and Coming Out Processes; Part 1. Leaving Faith: Arriving at Atheist Identity from Religious Backgrounds; 1. How I Got to None of the Above, by Alvin Burstein; 2. Religion and the F-Word (Feminism), by Lynnette; 3. Clap Our Hands Like Trees, by Chris Matallana; 4. Ex-Mormon, by Cora Judd; Part 2. Cultural Contexts in Coming Out as Atheist; 5. An Unexamined Life, by Naima Cabelle; 6. User Error: Coming Out as Atheist in Utah, by James Mouritsen; 7. The Names We Call Home, by Shawn Mirza
  • 8. A Life of Class Consciousness, by David HoelscherPart 3. Two Closets? Identifying as Both LGBTQ and Atheist; 9. A Tale of Two Closets, by Stephen S. Mills; 10. The Permanent Prodigal Daughter, by Sherilyn Connelly; 11. Far from Home, by David Philip Norris; Part 4. Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Navigating Romantic Relationships as an Atheist; 12. An Atheist's Simple Revelation About Love: It's Complicated, by Ethan Sahker; 13. Swept Under the Rug, by Kristen Rurouni; 14. On Love and Credulity, by Matt Hart; Part 5. Family Life and Atheist Parenting
  • 15. Dinner with Grandma, by Ronnelle Adams16. Parenting Authentically in an Interfaith Marriage, by Kevin J. Zimmerman; 17. Having a Baby Made Me an Atheist, by Amy Watkins; 18. Born Secular, by Adrienne Filardo Fagan; Part 6. The Search for Connection: Coming Out to Friends and Questing for Community; 19. Slow Growth, by Justus Humphrey; 20. An Atheist in the Bible Belt, by Brittany Friedel; 21. Coming Out and Finding Home, by Pam Zerba; Part 7. Atheism at Work: Tales of Coming Out to Coworkers and Colleagues; 22. Is This the Way to Amarillo?, by Samuel W. Needleman
  • 23. Cracking Open the Closet Door, by Camilo Ortiz24. My Favorite Atheist, by John Douma; Part 8. Atheism and Aging: The Challenges of Entering Older Adulthood as a Nonbeliever; 25. The Road Less Traveled, by Ursula Raabe; 26. A Contrarian Life Story, by Elizabeth Malm Clemens; 27. Dark Matter and Missing Socks, by Margaret M. Bennett; Concluding Thoughts: The Open Door; Notes; Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537001
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001298506
  • (EBL)1634848
  • (SSID)ssj0001193645
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12422370
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001193645
  • (PQKBWorkID)11136141
  • (PQKB)10128092
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1634848
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001298506

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