More and more Americans are walking away from religion. Atheism and agnosticism are on the rise. Congregational attendance is stagnating. Why is this happening? And what does it mean for American culture?
Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. In 2011, Phil founded the first Secular Studies department in the nation.He is the author of several books, including Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2011), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008). He has also edited several volumes, including Atheism and Secularity (Praeger, 2010), and The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois (Pine Forge, 2004). Phil’s books have been translated and published in Danish, Farsi, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, and Italian. Phil writes a regular blog for Psychology Today titled “The Secular Life,” and he also writes for the Huffington Post.