Atheist awakening secular activism and community in America by Richard P. Cimino

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Other titlesSecular activism and community in America
StatementRichard Cimino and Christopher Smith
ContributionsSmith, Christopher (Independent researcher), author, Marty, Martin E., 1928-
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LC ClassificationsBL2747.3 .C487 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 196 pages
Number of Pages196
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Open LibraryOL27172470M
ISBN 100199986320
ISBN 109780199986323
LC Control Number2014007238
OCLC/WorldCa874223298

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In any event, we will call this new atheist consciousness an "awakening" in that a confluence of cultural, political, and internal secularist group dynamics have come together to create a perfect storm of atheist vitality, similar in many ways to religious vitality (actually we derived the title "Atheist Awakening" during the aforementioned /5.

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