The Black Atheist in Americ

The Black Atheist in Americ
Author: Jason Winn
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-06
ISBN 10: 9781432794712
ISBN 13: 143279471X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Atheist in Americ Book Review:

"The Black Atheist in America" is a powerful and thought provoking wake up call for the Black Community. Author Jason Winn delivers a rock solid combination of facts and flavor that will transform the aimless believer into a well informed doer.Religion has maintained a very violent and sordid history throught mankinds' life on the planet. Religion was very instrumental in The Crusades, the Trans-Atlantic/Trans-Sahara slave trade, the Arab/Israeli War, and the Spanish Inquisition just to name a few. These ultra destructive events have caused vast numbers of people to lose their lives all in the name of one mans' god being greater than the other mans' god.In the Black Community. The pastors and preists of today are keeping their congregations ill informed. Much is swept under the rug by these religious leaders who continue to make lack luster headlines involving sex, drugs, and betrayal. In the end, everybody suffers. People, both young and old, will lose their time, money, and (if no action is taken) their lives.From start to finish "The Black Atheist in America" is excellent. It examines the harmful effects that religion has on the African American from a historical and factual stand point. It reveals the very retrogressive mindset of religion and the progressive mindset of critical thinking. And lastly, this book reveals workable solutions to the limited horizons and dismal expectations so "characteristic" in the Black Community. These solutions are extremely viable only if a critically thinking mind is brought to the table and not religion."

Emancipation of a Black Atheist

Emancipation of a Black Atheist
Author: D. K. Evans
Publsiher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1634311477
ISBN 13: 9781634311472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emancipation of a Black Atheist Book Review:

Great journeys often start with a single question. For D. K. Evans, a newly married professional in the Christian-dominated South, that question was, "Why Do I Believe in God?" That simple query led him on a years-long search to better understand the nature of religion and faith, particularly as it applies to the Black community. While many taking such a journey today might immerse themselves in the writing of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, Evans took inspiration not only from John Henrik Clarke, Yosef-Ben Jochannan, Hubert Harrison, and John G. Jackson, champions of a rich Black tradition of challenging religious orthodoxy, but also from many others in his own community who had similarly come to question their core religious beliefs. While this journey eventually led him to discount the notion of God, he calls on all to ask their own questions, particularly those within the Black community who act on blind faith. While their own journey might not lead to his truth, he acknowledges, that is the only way they will ever emancipate themselves from the truths thrust on them by others and arrive at their most important truth—their own.

Moral Combat

Moral Combat
Author: Sikivu Hutchinson
Publsiher: Sikivu Hutchinson
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780578071862
ISBN 13: 057807186X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Combat Book Review:

The word atheism elicits shock, dread, anger, and revulsion among most African Americans. They view atheism as "amoral," heresy, and race betrayal. Historically, the Black Church was a leading force in the fight for racial justice. Today, many black religious leaders have aligned themselves with the Religious Right. While black communities suffer economically, the Black Church is socially conservative on women's rights, abortion, same sex marriage, and church/state separation. These religious "values wars" have further solidified institutional sexism and homophobia in black communities. Yet, drawing on a rich tradition of African American free thought, a growing number of progressive African American non-believers are openly questioning black religious and social orthodoxies. Moral Combat provides a provocative analysis of the political and religious battle for America's soul. It examines the hijacking of civil rights by Christian fascism; the humanist imperative of feminism and social justice; the connection between K-12 education and humanism; and the insidious backlash of Tea Party-style religious fundamentalism against progressive social welfare public policy. Moral Combat also reveals how atheists of color are challenging the whiteness of "New Atheism" and its singular emphasis on science at the expense of social and economic justice. In Moral Combat, Sikivu Hutchinson highlights the cultural influence of African American humanist and atheist social thought in America. She places this tradition within the broader context of public morality and offers a far-reaching vision for critically conscious humanism

A Qualitative Study of Black Atheists

A Qualitative Study of Black Atheists
Author: Daniel Swann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1498592406
ISBN 13: 9781498592406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Qualitative Study of Black Atheists Book Review:

Originally presented as: Don't tell me you're one of those! (Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of Maryland, College Park, 2017)

Atheists in America

Atheists in America
Author: Melanie E. Brewster
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 023153700X
ISBN 13: 9780231537001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheists in America Book Review:

This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and religious upbringing, these individuals address deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without a 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, forcing atheists to discover new ways to live meaningfully without a religious community. Yet shedding the constraints of a formal belief system can also be a freeing experience. Ultimately, this volume shows that claiming an atheist identity is anything but an act isolated from the other dimensions of the self. Upending common social, political, and psychological assumptions about atheists, this collection helps carve out a more accepted space for this minority within American society.

Black Freethinkers

Black Freethinkers
Author: Christopher Cameron
Publsiher: Critical Insurgencies
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780810140783
ISBN 13: 0810140780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Freethinkers Book Review:

Black Freethinkers is the first study to offer a comprehensive historical treatment of African American freethought (including atheism, agnosticism, and secular humanism) from the nineteenth century to the present.

The Ebony Exodus Project

The Ebony Exodus Project
Author: Candace R. M. Gorham
Publsiher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1939578078
ISBN 13: 9781939578075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ebony Exodus Project Book Review:

Black women are the single most religious demographic in the United States, yet they are among the poorest, least educated, and least healthy groups in the nation. Drawing on the author's own past experience as an evangelical minister and her present work as a secular counselor and researcher, The Ebony Exodus Project makes a direct connection between the church and the plight of black women. Through interviews with African American women who have left the church, the author reveals the shame and suffering often caused by the church—and the resulting happiness, freedom, and sense of purpose these women have felt upon walking away from it. This book calls on other black women to honestly reflect on their relationship with religion and challenges them to consider that perhaps the answers to their problems rest not inside a church, but in themselves.

The Color of Christ

The Color of Christ
Author: Edward J. Blum,Paul Harvey
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0807835722
ISBN 13: 9780807835722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Christ Book Review:

Explores the dynamic nature of Christ worship in the U.S., addressing how his image has been visually remade to champion the causes of white supremacists and civil rights leaders alike, and why the idea of a white Christ has endured.

The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience

The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience
Author: Jerome P. Baggett
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 1479867225
ISBN 13: 9781479867226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience Book Review:

A fascinating exploration of the breadth of social, emotional, and spiritual experiences of atheists in America Self-identified atheists make up roughly 5 percent of the American religious landscape, comprising a larger population than Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus combined. In spite of their relatively significant presence in society, atheists are one of the most stigmatized groups in the United States, frequently portrayed as immoral, unhappy, or even outright angry. Yet we know very little about what their lives are actually like as they live among their largely religious, and sometimes hostile, fellow citizens. In this book, Jerome P. Baggett listens to what atheists have to say about their own lives and viewpoints. Drawing on questionnaires and interviews with more than five hundred American atheists scattered across the country, The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience uncovers what they think about morality, what gives meaning to their lives, how they feel about religious people, and what they think and know about religion itself. Though the wider public routinely understands atheists in negative terms, as people who do not believe in God, Baggett pushes readers to view them in a different light. Rather than simply rejecting God and religion, atheists actually embrace something much more substantive—lives marked by greater integrity, open-mindedness, and progress. Beyond just talking about or to American atheists, the time is overdue to let them speak for themselves. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in joining the conversation.

Godless Americana Race and Religious Rebels

Godless Americana  Race and Religious Rebels
Author: Sikivu Hutchinson
Publsiher: Sikivu Hutchinson
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 0615586104
ISBN 13: 9780615586106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godless Americana Race and Religious Rebels Book Review:

In Godless Americana, author Sikivu Hutchinson challenges the myths behind Americana images of Mom, Apple pie, white picket fences, and racially segregated god-fearing Main Street USA. In this timely essay collection, Hutchinson argues that the Christian evangelical backlash against Women's rights, social justice, LGBT equality, and science threatens to turn back the clock on civil rights. As a result of this climate, more people of color are exploring atheism, agnosticism, and freethought. Godless Americana examines these trends, providing a groundbreaking analysis of faith and radical humanist politics in an era of racial, sexual, and religious warfare.

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism
Author: Phil Zuckerman,John R. Shook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN 10: 0199988455
ISBN 13: 9780199988457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism Book Review:

As recent headlines reveal, conflicts and debates around the world more and more frequently involve secularism. National borders and traditional religions can no longer keep people in tidy boxes anymore as political struggles, doctrinal divergences, and demographic trends sweep across regionsand entire continents. Secularity is increasing in society, with a growing number of people in many regions having no religious affiliation or lacking interest in religion. Simultaneously, there is a resurgence of religious participation in the politics of many countries. How might these diversephenomena be interrelated, and better understood? The Oxford Handbook of Secularism offers a wide-ranging examination of secularism on a global scale, bringing together an international collection of views from prominent experts in a variety of fields. This volume reflects the impressive level of academic attention now given to secularism acrossthe humanities, social sciences, law and public policy, and international relations. Long-reigning theories about the pace of secularization, and ideal church-state relations, are here scrutinized by a new generation of scholars studying secularism with new questions, better data, and freshperspectives.This is the essential volume for comprehending the core issues and methodological approaches to the demographics and sociology of secularity; the history and variety of political secularisms; the comparison of constitutional secularisms across countries spanning from America to Asia; the keyproblems now convulsing church-state relations; the intersections of liberalism, multiculturalism, and religion; the latest psychological research into secular lives and lifestyles; and the naturalistic and humanistic worldviews available to nonreligious people. The Oxford Handbook of Secularismaddresses a wide breadth of interrelated issues and problems from multi-disciplinary stances, covering scholarly territory not addressed previously.

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic Atheists in American Public Life

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic  Atheists in American Public Life
Author: Isaac Kramnick,R. Laurence Moore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 0393254976
ISBN 13: 9780393254976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic Atheists in American Public Life Book Review:

If the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects religious liberty, why doesn’t it protect atheists? God occupies our nation’s consciousness, even defining to many what it means to be American. Nonbelievers have often had second-class legal status and have had to fight for their rights as citizens. As R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick demonstrate in their sharp and convincing work, avowed atheists were derided since the founding of the nation. Even Thomas Paine fell into disfavor and his role as a patriot forgotten. Popular Republican Robert Ingersoll could not be elected in the nineteenth century due to his atheism, and the suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton was shunned when she questioned biblical precepts about women’s roles. Moore and Kramnick lay out this fascinating history and the legal cases that have questioned religious supremacy. It took until 1961 for the Supreme Court to ban religious tests for state officials, despite Article 6 of the Constitution. Still, every one of the fifty states continues to have God in its constitution. The authors discuss these cases and more current ones, such as Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., which address whether personal religious beliefs supersede secular ones. In Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic, the authors also explore the dramatic rise of an "atheist awakening" and the role of organizations intent on holding the country to the secular principles it was founded upon.

A Qualitative Study of Black Atheists

A Qualitative Study of Black Atheists
Author: Daniel Swann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1498592406
ISBN 13: 9781498592406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Qualitative Study of Black Atheists Book Review:

Originally presented as: Don't tell me you're one of those! (Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of Maryland, College Park, 2017)

Writing God s Obituary

Writing God s Obituary
Author: Anthony B. Pinn
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1616148446
ISBN 13: 9781616148447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing God s Obituary Book Review:

A former African American minister reveals his unusual journey from faith to atheism. Anthony Pinn preached his first sermon at age twelve. At eighteen he became one of the youngest ordained ministers in his denomination. He then quickly moved up the ministerial ranks. Eventually he graduated from Columbia University and then received a Master of Divinity in theology and a PhD in religion from Harvard University. All the while, Pinn was wrestling with a growing skepticism. As his intellectual horizons expanded, he became less and less confident in the theism of his upbringing. At the same time, he became aware that his church could offer only anemic responses to the acute social needs of the community. In his mid-twenties, he finally decided to leave the ministry and committed the rest of his life to academia. He went on to become a distinguished scholar of African American humanism and religious history. The once fully committed believer evolved into an equally committed nonbeliever convinced that a secular approach to life offers the best hope of solving humanity’s problems.

W E B Du Bois American Prophet

W  E  B  Du Bois  American Prophet
Author: Edward J. Blum
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 0812204506
ISBN 13: 9780812204506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

W E B Du Bois American Prophet Book Review:

Pioneering historian, sociologist, editor, novelist, poet, and organizer, W. E. B. Du Bois was one of the foremost African American intellectuals of the twentieth century. While Du Bois is remembered for his monumental contributions to scholarship and civil rights activism, the spiritual aspects of his work have been misunderstood, even negated. W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet, the first religious biography of this leader, illuminates the spirituality that is essential to understanding his efforts and achievements in the political and intellectual world. Often labeled an atheist, Du Bois was in fact deeply and creatively involved with religion. Historian Edward J. Blum reveals how spirituality was central to Du Bois's approach to Marxism, pan-Africanism, and nuclear disarmament, his support for black churches, and his reckoning of the spiritual wage of white supremacy. His writings, teachings, and prayers served as articles of faith for fellow activists of his day, from student book club members to Langston Hughes. A blend of history, sociology, literary criticism, and religious reflection in the model of Du Bois's best work, W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet recasts the life of this great visionary and intellectual for a new generation of scholars and activists. Honorable Mention, 2007 Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Awards

Faith in Faithlessness

Faith in Faithlessness
Author: Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos
Publsiher: Black Rose Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781551643120
ISBN 13: 155164312X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith in Faithlessness Book Review:

With the rise of religious fundamentalism worldwide, express disbelief in God(s) has become a taboo. In the last few years, however, atheism has witnessed a resurgence. This book contributes to the reassertion of “godlessness” as a philosophical and moral stance. Part One includes historic defenses of atheism (from Baron d'Holbach, Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Marx, Emma Goldman, Bakunin, Paine, Russell, and Freud), while contributions from contemporary nonbelievers from the political and arts communities make up Part Two. Andrea Levy has published widely on the ecology and peace movements. Dimitri Roussopoulos is an author and editor whose most recent work documents the New Left.

Theism Atheism and the Popular Theology Sermons With a portrait

Theism  Atheism  and the Popular Theology  Sermons  With a portrait
Author: Theodore PARKER
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1856
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0022691746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theism Atheism and the Popular Theology Sermons With a portrait Book Review:

Sermons of Theism Atheism and the Popular Theology

Sermons of Theism  Atheism  and the Popular Theology
Author: Theodore Parker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1856
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HNUMAQ
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sermons of Theism Atheism and the Popular Theology Book Review:

Village Atheists

Village Atheists
Author: Leigh Eric Schmidt
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN 10: 0691183112
ISBN 13: 9780691183114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Village Atheists Book Review:

A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation’s moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet village atheists—as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the nineteenth century—were also hailed for their gutsy dissent from stultifying pieties and for posing a necessary secularist challenge to the entanglements of church and state. In Village Atheists, Leigh Eric Schmidt explores the complex cultural terrain that unbelievers have long had to navigate in their fight to secure equal rights and liberties in American public life. He rebuilds the history of American secularism from the ground up, giving flesh and blood to these outspoken infidels. Village Atheists demonstrates that the secularist vision for the United States proved to be anything but triumphant in a country where faith and citizenship were—and still are—closely interwoven.

Consider No Evil

Consider No Evil
Author: Brandon G. Withrow,Menachem Wecker
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1630873187
ISBN 13: 9781630873189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consider No Evil Book Review:

Even casual acquaintances of the Bible know that the Truth shall set you free, but in the pursuit of that Truth in higher education--particularly in Christian or Jewish seminaries--there are often many casualties suffered along the way. What happens when faculty and students at religious academies butt heads with senior staff or dare to question dogmas or sacred cows that the institution cherishes? Consider No Evil examines seminaries affiliated with two faith traditions--Christian and Jewish--and explores the challenges, as well as prospective solutions, confronting those religious academies when they grapple with staying true to their traditions, as they interpret them, while providing an arena that incubates honest and serious scholarship.