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The Resource Grace without God : the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age, Katherine Ozment

Grace without God : the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age, Katherine Ozment

Label
Grace without God : the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age
Title
Grace without God
Title remainder
the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Ozment
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Meet "the Nones"--In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion. Studies show that religion makes us happier, healthier and more giving, connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. Most Americans are raised in a religious tradition, but in recent decades many have begun to leave religion, and with it their ancient rituals, mythic narratives, and sense of belonging. So how do the nonreligious fill the need for ritual, story, community, and, above all, purpose and meaning without the one-stop shop of religion? What do they do with the space left after religion? With Nones swelling to one-fourth of American adults, and more than one-third of those under thirty, these questions have never been more urgent. Writer, journalist, and secular mother of three Katherine Ozment came face-to-face with the fundamental issue of the Nones when her son asked her the simplest of questions: "what are we?" Unsettled by her reply--"Nothing"--she set out on a journey to find a better answer. She traversed the frontier of American secular life, sought guidance in science and the humanities, talked with noted scholars, and wrestled with her own family's attempts to find meaning and connection after religion. Insightful, surprising, and compelling, Grace Without God is both a personal and critical exploration of the many ways nonreligious Americans create their own meaning and purpose in an increasingly secular age
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozment, Katherine
Dewey number
200.973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.O96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Irreligion
  • Spiritual biography
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual life
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Grace without God : the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age, Katherine Ozment
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"We're nothing" -- Losing it. Losing my religion ; How did we get here? ; Religion tries to stay relevant -- Good-bye to all that. The big picture ; Moral authority ; Religious literacy ; A sense of belonging -- The path forward. Morality without a map ; Do-it-yourself religion ; Almost church ; Ritual without religion ; Facing the big unknown ; The wonder of the natural world ; The God of here and now -- Make your own Sunday -- A letter to my children
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780062305114
Lccn
2016004086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944339655
Label
Grace without God : the search for meaning, purpose, and belonging in a secular age, Katherine Ozment
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"We're nothing" -- Losing it. Losing my religion ; How did we get here? ; Religion tries to stay relevant -- Good-bye to all that. The big picture ; Moral authority ; Religious literacy ; A sense of belonging -- The path forward. Morality without a map ; Do-it-yourself religion ; Almost church ; Ritual without religion ; Facing the big unknown ; The wonder of the natural world ; The God of here and now -- Make your own Sunday -- A letter to my children
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780062305114
Lccn
2016004086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944339655

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