“Three leading researchers have collaborated on a unique project of surveying the research on secular people, who now make up a significant segment of humanity. They have assembled not only a fascinating collection of findings, but also first-rate discussions of theoretical issues. Their writing is lucid and jargon-free, and their perspective is global. The book is just as relevant to those who live in India, Europe, or Australia as it is to Americans.” –Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, Professor of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
“Zuckerman, Galen and Pasquale have produced the go-to, social scientific textbook for the burgeoning field of secular studies. It provides excellent comprehensive coverage of all the latest research and academic debates in the sociology, psychology, and anthropology of the secular and its cognates. The focus on both the individual and societal aspects of secularity and secularism and their attention to the international and cross-cultural perspective makes the book a very valuable contribution to the state of the art.” –Barry Kosmin, Research Professor of Public Policy & Law, Trinity College
About the Author
Phil Zuckerman is Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies at Pitzer College.
Luke W. Galen is Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University.
Frank L. Pasquale is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on secularity and the role of the religious-secular construct in the world.