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The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in this layered narrative, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith. Nicolaou tours America's major traditional religions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God. She moves through Christianity's denominations, learning their tenets and worshiping alongside their followers. She travels to Los Angeles to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to educate herself about Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what light they can shed on the fears and failings of her past, and these encounters prove the significant role religion still plays in modern life. They also exemplify the vibrant relationship between religion and American culture and the enduring value it provides to immigrants and outsiders. Though she remains a devout none, Nicolaou's experiences reveal points of contact between the religious and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones may be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Corinna Nicolaou
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 2016-03-29
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780231541251

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When her husband left Christianity several years into their marriage, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook was left struggling to live the Christian life on her own. In this memoir, she tells the story of her mixed-faith marriage and how she found unexpected community with an order of Catholic nuns, discovering that she was not "spiritually single" after all—and that no one really is.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Stina Kielsmeier-Cook
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2020-09-08
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830853373

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Genre:
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Publisher:
Release: 1890
File: Pages
ISBN-13: PRNC:32101042858272

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Genre: Religion
Author: Oakes, Kaya
Publisher: Orbis Books
Release: 2015-10-31
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608336234

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Drawn upon numerous ship logs, journals, love letters, and government documents, a vivid account of the world of American naval officers and diplomats in the early nineteenth century reveals how they reacted to the Barbary pirates' capture of an obscure Yankee sailing brig off the coast of North Africa in 1812.

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Genre: History
Author: Frederick C. Leiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2007
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195325409

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What if you were told that everything you believe about your religion is false? A self-proclaimed “messenger from The Maker,” arrives with a dire warning: the world will soon end, and The Maker will not intervene. There is only one way for us to save ourselves and her mission is to show us the way. She quickly harnesses the strength of the Internet, social media, and the mainstream press. Her message resonates strongly with those already feeling disenfranchised from the organized religions of the world. Soon, millions believe in what she says, abandoning the restrictive religions that they once followed. The unaffiliated, sometimes referred to as “Nones,” rapidly increase their numbers. This globally expanding “religion of no religion” soon begins to threaten the leaders of the major organized religions, led by the United Religious Congress. As they prepare for their massive world-wide “Call to the Mountain” conference, they are determined to regain their power and their followers at whatever the cost.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Arnie Stone
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release: 2016-03-11
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483438030

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To the dismay of religious leaders, study after study has shown a steady decline in affiliation and identification with traditional religions in America. By 2014, more than twenty percent of adults identified as unaffiliated--up more than seven percent just since 2007. Even more startling, more than thirty percent of those under the age of thirty now identify as "Nones"--answering "none" when queried about their religious affiliation. Is America losing its religion? Or, as more and more Americans choose different spiritual paths, are they changing what it means to be religious in the United States today? In Choosing Our Religion, Elizabeth Drescher explores the diverse, complex spiritual lives of Nones across generations and across categories of self-identification such as "Spiritual-But-Not-Religious," "Atheist," "Agnostic," "Humanist," "just Spiritual," and more. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews conducted across the United States, Drescher opens a window into the lives of a broad cross-section of Nones, diverse with respect to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and prior religious background. She allows Nones to speak eloquently for themselves, illuminating the processes by which they became None, the sources of information and inspiration that enrich their spiritual lives, the practices they find spiritually meaningful, how prayer functions in spiritual lives not centered on doctrinal belief, how morals and values are shaped outside of institutional religions, and how Nones approach the spiritual development of their own children. These compelling stories are deeply revealing about how religion is changing in America--both for Nones and for the religiously affiliated family, friends, and neighbors with whom their lives remain intertwined.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Elizabeth Drescher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2016-03-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199341245

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Genre: English language
Author: Robert Mannyng
Publisher:
Release: 1887
File: Pages
ISBN-13: CORNELL:31924105775237

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False news is not limited to politics. There is a pervasive myth circulating that says the church is dying. GLENN STANTON rebuts that fake news and paints a truly positive picture of America's churches. Much has been made of the so-called "nones" - those who claim no spiritual affiliation. Media has spun the nones into a chicken-little the sky is falling narrative. The nones are an infamously difficult subsection to understand and there is a lot of false information on them. Glenn Stanton believes the nones story has become overblown and has become "a thing" due to curiosity and repetition of their supposed irreligiosity. THE MYTH OF THE DYING CHURCH digs deeply into the research concerning spirituality in America and reveals the hope and truth about the vitality and future of the church.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Glenn T. Stanton
Publisher: Worthy Books
Release: 2019-06-18
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781546015161

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Genre: Construction industry
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1881
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HB150L

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