Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

36. Do Laws About Religion Take Atheism into Account?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Lori G. Beaman [+-]
University of Ottowa
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Lori G. Beaman, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., is the Canada Research Chair in Religious Diversity and Social Change, Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, and Director of the ‘Nonreligion in a Complex Future’ project (nonreligionproject.ca). She previously directed the ‘Religion and Diversity Project’ (religionanddiversity.ca). Her publications include The Transition of Religion to Culture in Law and Public Discourse (Routledge, 2020), Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2017, and ‘Living Well Together in a (non)Religious Future: Contributions from the Sociology of Religion,’ Sociology of Religion. Professor Beaman received the 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Impact Award in the Insight Category and holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University.

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Atheism in Five Minutes offers insights into a number of commonly held questions about the ideas, practices and attitudes concerning atheism and atheists. The volume highlights approaches based on the study of religion, sociology, history, anthropology, politics and psychology. It also examines the implications and assumptions in common questions about atheism. Ideal for both classroom use and personal study, some of the questions asked include: Are atheists immoral? Are children born atheist? Do atheists have rituals? How has atheism related to politics? Why do some atheists remain members of religious groups? Is it difficult to be an atheist in Muslim countries? Do atheist parents have atheist children? Why are there so few black atheists? What are the most atheistic societies? Has the Internet made atheism more popular? Each essay is based on the latest research written by a leading scholar in the field. They offer concise and thoughtful answers along with suggestions for further reading.

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Beaman, Lori. 36. Do Laws About Religion Take Atheism into Account?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Sep 2022. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43322. Date accessed: 22 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43322. Sep 2022

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