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The Recovery Movement: Recovering God, Recovering Self

Cristopher D. Ringwald

in The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147681
eISBN:
9780199849338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147681.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Millions of people who—after having attended several sessions at Twelve-Step fellowships, meditation circles, and other such support groups and therapeutic communities—share certain assumptions about ... More


What Is Religion as Defined by Law?

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines religion as defined by law. In a surprising number of cases, courts have had to decide whether particular practices are in fact religious, thus requiring the law's protection. ... More


None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada

Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479817399
eISBN:
9781479864225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817399.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the nearly one-quarter of American and Canadian adults who say they have no religion. Who are they? Why, and where, has this population grown? How do religious nones in the United ... More


Forming Groups, Organizing Opposition

Andreas Glaeser

in Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The changing relationship between party state and church in socialist East Germany can also be traced through the changing legal forms in which the church was constituted. This qualitatively and ... More


Yang Huilin: An Academic Search for Meaning

Chloë Starr

in Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Among scholars of Christian theology and philosophy working in universities in China are card-carrying CCP members, many without any personal faith or denominational allegiance, yet whose thinking ... More


The “Nones”: Families of Nonreligious Youth

Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, and Susan C. Harris

in Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199948659
eISBN:
9780199369867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948659.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The fastest-growing religious category in America is comprised of the not religious: atheists, agnostics, those who are religiously unaffiliated or uninterested, and those who call themselves ... More


The One Billion

Eric Dietrich

in Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171021
eISBN:
9780231539357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171021.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the One Billion, ergo, the percentage of the total human population whose religious preference is unaffiliated or nonreligious (people in this category list themselves as ... More


Integrating Faith

Phillip Connor

in Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479853908
eISBN:
9781479858279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853908.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the link between immigrant religion and immigrant integration into society. More specifically, it considers whether religion is a help or hindrance in the way immigrants adjust ... More


Emerging Adults' Religiousness and Spirituality: Meaning-Making in an Age of Transition

Carolyn McNamara Barry and Mona M. Abo-Zena (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959181
eISBN:
9780199379620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959181.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

With twenty-somethings delaying their entry into adult roles of marriage and parenthood, the question emerges: What and how are they doing? Are they flourishing or floundering? As shown in Barry and ... More


Affiliates and Non-Affiliates in Later Life

Vern Bengtson, Gabrielle Gonzales, Camille Endacott, and Samantha L. C. Kang

in Empty Churches: Non-Affiliation in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197529317
eISBN:
9780197529355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The purpose of this study was to examine the types, meanings, and benefits of spiritual practices among older adults and to discuss their implications for well-being. In-depth interviews were ... More


Developmental Perspectives on Youth Religious Non-Affiliation

Sam A. Hardy and Gregory S. Longo

in Empty Churches: Non-Affiliation in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197529317
eISBN:
9780197529355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529317.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a developmental perspective on historical increases in youth non-affiliation. First, it describes changes that happen in religiousness across adolescence, focusing on ... More


The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are now more nonreligious people than ever before. The number of secular men and women has dramatically increased over the past several decades in Europe, the United States, Japan, and ... More


Stigmatized Identities: Choice, Accessibility, and Authenticity

Brooke L. Long

in New Directions in Identity Theory and Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190457532
eISBN:
9780190627157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457532.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

From previous research a great deal is known about normative identities and less is known about counternormative identities. To study the negative outcomes previously related to stigmatization, such ... More


It’s Too Bad Your Parents Aren’t Christian …

Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

in None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479817399
eISBN:
9781479864225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817399.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This portion of the book considers the level of dislike, apprehension, indifference, or respect among religious nones toward individuals affiliated with various religious traditions and actively ... More


Introduction

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

in The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

More and more Americans are dropping out of religion; between 20 and 30 percent of Americans now claim to have no religious affiliation. Rates of atheism and agnosticism are at all-time highs. This ... More


The Study of Secularity and the Nonreligious

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

in The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Despite voluminous study of religion, there has been very little direct research focusing on secular or nonreligious people and social forms. The idea of a social science of secularity or nonreligion ... More


Secularity around the World

Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale

in The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199924950
eISBN:
9780199393350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The diversity of secular worldviews, lifestyles, and institutions becomes quite apparent as we look around the world. The distinction between religious and secular is a product of Western ... More


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