Tag Archives: Pew Forum

Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 2

This is part two of a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion (AAR) … Continue reading

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Non-theism and the “Nones”: Four Scholars Weigh-In, Part 1

This is a two-part special with the Bulletin featuring religion scholars Joseph Blankholm, Donovan Schaefer, Monica Miller and Steven Ramey on the topic of the “Nones.” In part 1, Blankholm and Schaefer respond to a 2013 American Academy of Religion … Continue reading

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“Religion” and the “Secular” at the 2013 AAR Conference

by Matt Sheedy In a recent Huffington Post article entitled, “How to Find the Secular at the American Academy of Religion,” Brandon G. Withrow points to an increase in the number of panels that were focused on questions of the … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: On the Uses of “Atheism”

Religion Snapshots is a new feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, … Continue reading

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Creatio Ex Nihilo: Pew Forum and the “Nones”

By Steven Ramey New analysis suggests that almost 1 in 5 people in the United States have no religious affiliation! Media coverage has sensationalized the publication of this analysis from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and various … Continue reading

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Religious Advocacy and the Larger Cultural Landscape

Kevin Eckstrom’s Nov. 22 piece in the Washington Post, “Religious Groups Spend Nearly $400 million on D.C. Advocacy,”nicely brings to our attention the recent Pew Forum study, “Lobbying for the Faithful.” The number of religious advocacy groups, he tells us, … Continue reading

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Finally Some Good News for Atheists and Agnostics – They Still Know More About Religion Than Their Religious Counterparts

It has been a torrid few years for thinking atheists and agnostics, having to be associated with the stridently confident, loud, and – quite frankly – downright embarrassing group known as the New Atheists. There is hardly a week goes … Continue reading

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