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By Callum G. Brown

The Western global is turning into atheist. within the area of 3 generations churchgoing and non secular trust became alien to hundreds of thousands. we're in the middle of one in every of humankind's nice cultural adjustments. How has this happened?

Becoming Atheist explores how humans of the sixties' iteration have come to dwell their lives as though there's no God. It tells the lifestyles narratives of these from Britain, Western Europe, the U.S. and Canada who got here from Christian, Jewish and different backgrounds to be with out religion. according to interviews with eighty five humans born in 18 international locations, Callum Brown indicates how gender, ethnicity and early life form how members lose religion.

This booklet strikes from statistical and large cultural research to take advantage of frank, funny and occasionally harrowing own testimony. turning into Atheist exposes people's function in renegotiating their very own identities, and fashioning a mundane and humanist tradition for the Western world.

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