Losing my religion [electronic resource] : unbelief in Australia / Tom Frame.
- Sydney : UNSW Press, c2009.
1 online resource (351 p.)
- Electronic books.
- In this challenging and provocative book, Tom Frame, one of Australia's best-known writers on religion and society, examines diminishing theological belief and declining denominational affiliation. He argues that Australia has never been a very religious nation but that few Australians have deliberately rejected belief - most simply can't see why they need to be bothered with religion at all. He contends that vehement campaigning against theistic belief is the product of growing disdain for religious fundamentalism and a vigorous commitment to personal autonomy. Losing My Religion contends tha
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Exploring believing, behaving and belonging; 2 Why unbelief?; Part One Context; 3 A colony of heaven?; 4 Christian nation or secular state?; 5 The most godless place under heaven?; Part Two Causes; 6 Philosophy and unbelief; 7 Science and unbelief; 8 Theology and unbelief; 9 Australian unbelief; Part Three Consequences; 10 Anti-theism and unbelief; 11 The Australian case against God; 12 God's demise and the end of tolerance; 13 The secular state and social harmony; Part Four Conclusions; 14 Some answers and an apologia; Notes; Blank Page
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Includes bibliographical references.
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