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Choosing our religion : the spiritual lives of America's Nones

Author: Elizabeth Drescher
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The growth of the so-called Nones - people unaffiliated with religious institutions - has captivated religious and political leaders concerned with the implications of a 'decline of religion' in the United States. But most Nones are not non-believers, most were raised in religious households, and many have robust spiritual lives that intertwine with the lives of the religiously affiliated. 'Choosing Our Religion'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Drescher, Elizabeth.
Choosing our religion.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015034053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Drescher
ISBN: 9780199341238 0199341230 9780190263331 0190263334
OCLC Number: 936322616
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Choosing Our Religion; Copyright; Contents; Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: An American Spiritual Pilgrimage; 1. Nones beyond the Numbers; 2. Becoming None: Religiously Manufactured Spiritual Self-​Invention; 3. Companions on the Journey: Resources for Unaffiliated Affiliation; 4. Being None: Family, Friends, Fido & Food; 5. Praying between the Lines: Prayer among the Unaffiliated; 6. Good Samaritan Nones: Religious Echoes & a Cosmopolitan Ethics of Care; 7. The Kids Are Alright: Raising the Next Generation of Nones Conclusion: The None-​ing of American Religion & SpiritualityAppendix A: On Methodology; Appendix B: Characteristics of Interview Subjects; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Elizabeth Drescher.


Drawing on survey results and a series of focus groups and one-on-one interviews, Elizabeth Drescher invites self-identified "Nones"-people who are not members of a formal institutional religion-to  Read more...
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Elizabeth Drescher's exploration of spirituality among Nones is a masterful, readable study that manages to walk a unique path through various disciplines. Her book is a delightful and sensitive read Read more...

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