Society without God: what the least religious nations can tell us about contentment

"Silver" Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Religion Category. Before he began his recent travels, it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were "getting religion"-praising deities, performing holy rites, and soberly defending the worl...

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Main Author: Zuckerman, Phil
Corporate Author: ebrary, Inc (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York New York University Press c2008
Further subjects:B Religion and sociology
B Religion Controversial literature
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Summary:"Silver" Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Religion Category. Before he began his recent travels, it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were "getting religion"-praising deities, performing holy rites, and soberly defending the world from sin. But most residents of Denmark and Sweden, he found, don't worship any god at all, don't pray, and don't give much credence to religious dogma of any kind. Instead of being bastions of sin and corruption, however, as the Christian Right has suggested a godless society would be, these countries are filled wit
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-214) and index
ISBN:0814797148