Virtuous Pagans: Unreligious People in America, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Virtuous Pagans

Unreligious People in America, 1st Edition

By Thomas H. Davenport

Routledge

290 pages

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Hardback: 9780367024741
pub: 2019-04-04
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This book, first published in 1991, examines the unreligious of America. Most sociologists of religion viewed religious belief and behaviour as having strong positive function for individual well-being – with the implicit assumption that unreligious individuals would lack meaning in life. This book applies statistical approaches to modelling causality as it analyses a controversial topic in American sociology.

Table of Contents

1. Why Study the Unreligious? 2. Defining the Unreligious 3. A Sociological Profile of the Unreligious 4. The Psychological Well-Being of the Unreligious 5. Meaning and Purpose Orientations Among the Unreligious 6. Explanations for Being and Becoming Unreligious 7. Summary and Discussion of Roads Untaken

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General