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The Resource Village atheists : how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation, Leigh Eric Schmidt

Village atheists : how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation, Leigh Eric Schmidt

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Village atheists : how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation
Title
Village atheists
Title remainder
how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Eric Schmidt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Leigh Eric Schmidt rebuilds the history of American secularism from the ground up, giving flesh and blood to these outspoken infidels, including itinerant lecturer Samuel Porter Putnam; rough-edged cartoonist Watson Heston; convicted blasphemer Charles B. Reynolds; and atheist sex reformer Elmina D. Slenker. He describes their everyday confrontations with devout neighbors and evangelical ministers, their strained efforts at civility alongside their urge to ridicule and offend their Christian compatriots. Schmidt examines the multilayered world of social exclusion, legal jeopardy, yet also civic acceptance in which American atheists and secularists lived. He shows how it was only in the middle decades of the twentieth century that nonbelievers attained a measure of legal vindication, yet even then they often found themselves marginalized on the edges of a God-trusting, Bible-believing nation. Village Atheists reveals how the secularist vision for the United States proved to be anything but triumphant and age-defining for a country where faith and citizenship were--and still are--routinely interwoven, "--Amazon.com
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmidt, Leigh Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atheism
  • 11.08 non-religiousness
  • Atheism
  • United States
  • Atheismus
  • USA
  • United States
  • 11.08 non-religiousness
Label
Village atheists : how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation, Leigh Eric Schmidt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Chapter 4.
  • The obscene atheist; or, the sexual politics of infidelity
  • Epilogue.
  • The nonbeliever is entitled to go his own way
  • Introduction.
  • The making of the village atheist
  • Chapter 1.
  • The secular pilgrim; or, the here without the hereafter
  • Chapter 2.
  • The cartoonist; or, the visible incivility of secularism
  • Chapter 3.
  • The blasphemer; or, the riddle of irreligious freedom
Control code
944469328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 337 pages
Isbn
9780691168647
Lccn
2016011082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944469328
Label
Village atheists : how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation, Leigh Eric Schmidt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Chapter 4.
  • The obscene atheist; or, the sexual politics of infidelity
  • Epilogue.
  • The nonbeliever is entitled to go his own way
  • Introduction.
  • The making of the village atheist
  • Chapter 1.
  • The secular pilgrim; or, the here without the hereafter
  • Chapter 2.
  • The cartoonist; or, the visible incivility of secularism
  • Chapter 3.
  • The blasphemer; or, the riddle of irreligious freedom
Control code
944469328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 337 pages
Isbn
9780691168647
Lccn
2016011082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944469328

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