A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam

A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam

Corinna Nicolaou


The emerging inhabitants often called "nones" for its individuals' loss of spiritual association is altering American society, politics, and tradition. Many nones think in God or even stopover at locations of worship, yet they don't establish with a particular religion or belong to a religious neighborhood. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and during this layered narrative, she describes what it really is like for her and millions of others to stay with no faith or to be religious with no committing to a selected faith.

Nicolaou excursions America's significant conventional religions to work out what, if something, one may lack with out God. She strikes via Christianity's denominations, studying their tenets and worshiping along their fans. She travels to l. a. to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to coach herself approximately Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what gentle they could shed at the fears and failings of her previous, and those encounters turn out the numerous position faith nonetheless performs in glossy lifestyles. in addition they exemplify the colourful dating among faith and American tradition and the long-lasting worth it presents to immigrants and outsiders. even though she is still a religious none, Nicolaou's studies demonstrate issues of touch among the spiritual and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones will be considerably revising the perform of religion in modern times.

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