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How to Be Secular A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom

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ISBN-10: 0544105168

ISBN-13: 9780544105164

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jacques Berlinerblau

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jacques Berlinerblau, who holds separate Ph.D.s in ancient Near Eastern studies and sociology, is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Languages and Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at Hofstra University. His second book, The Black Athena Controversy and the Responsibilities of American Intellectuals, was published in 1999 and his articles have appeared in The Journal of the Academy of American Religion, History of Religions, Biblical Interpretation, and other scholarly as well as more mainstream publications.

Preface
Introduction: Is Secularism Dead?
What Secularism Is and Isn't
What Is Secularism? (The Basic Package)
Were the Founders Secular?
Does Secularism Equal Total Separation of Church and State?
Does Secularism Equal Atheism?
How Not to Be Secular
The Very Peculiar "Rise" and Fall of American Secularism
The "Rise" of American Secularism and the Secularish
The Fall of American Secularism
Are Democrats Secularists?
The Christian Nation and the GOP
Reviving American Secularism
Who Could Be a Secularist?
How to Be Secularish (In Praise of "Secular Jews" and "Cafeteria Catholics")
Tough Love for American Secularism
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index