Category Archives: Launch Series

Launch Series: The ‘Fuzzy’ Nones

In the last blog of the launch series Linda Woodhead discusses recent survey data which demonstrates the variations of opinions and beliefs among individuals who identify as having ‘no religion’; reminding us that just as ‘the religious’ do not conform … Continue reading

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Launch Series: Are Religion and Nonreligion All in the Mind?

NSRN director Lois Lee explains why researchers of nonreligion must look beyond purely intellectual and cognitive expressions of nonreligious rationalism. ‘Most people would rather die than think’, said the eminently quotable Bertrand Russell; and ‘most do so’. It is a … Continue reading

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Launch Series: What Do We Do When We ‘Do Life’? Studying Relations Between Religious and Non-religious Cultures

The relationship between ‘religion’ and ‘nonreligion’ is often commonly assumed to be one of division or separation. In today’s blog post Anna Strhan discusses how ideas about celebrating ‘life’ and ‘reason’ among both religious and nonreligious communities also highlights lines … Continue reading

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Launch Series: Atheists and Secular Spirituality

In the latest post to the Nonreligion and Secularity’s special launch series’ Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith consider whether the idea of  ‘secular spirituality’ is really a plausible one. Is there such a thing as a secular spirituality? A recent study … Continue reading

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Launch Series: Why the Sudden Interest?

After a long history of neglect, what explains the sudden and sizeable growth of interest in nonreligion and secularity? NSRN director Stephen Bullivant offers his insights.  Back in the good old days, scholars working on atheism, secularity, nonreligion or related topics … Continue reading

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Launch Series: Nonreligion Among Australian Aboriginal Peoples

Most interest in nonreligion and secularity is focused on the West and its dominant cultures; it is argued, in fact, that such concepts have limited meaning in any other settings. In today’s launch series article, James Cox challenges this view, arguing that … Continue reading

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Launch Series: ‘Religion’ under the ‘Secular Canopy’

In the first post of Nonreligion and Secularity’s special launch series the Guardian’s Andrew Brown reflects on the assumptions underlying public and media treatments of religion and the secular. C.S. Lewis writes somewhere of his experience as a subaltern in the … Continue reading

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