Humanism and the Challenge of Difference

Humanism and the Challenge of Difference

by Anthony B. Pinn (Editor)

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This book explores the implication of diversity for humanism. Through the insights of academics and activists, it highlights both the successes and failures related to diversity marking humanism in the US and internationally. It offers a timely depiction of how humanism in general as well as how particular humanist communities have wrestled with the nature of our changing world, and the issues that surface in relationship to markers of difference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030067953
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice University, USA. He is also the Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents


Section One:
The Look of Difference

Chapter One

Monica Miller, “God ‘Aint Good, but Humans ‘Aint Better: Humanism at the Intersections of Social Difference”

Chapter Two

Sikivu Hutchinson, “Respectability Among Heathens: Black Feminist Atheist Humanists”

Chapter Three

Yazmin A. G. Trejo, “Understanding Secular Latinas: Demographic, Social, and Political Aspects”

Chapter Four

Nicole C. Kirk, “A Humanist Congregation in Post-War Black Chicago: Lewis McGee and the Free Religious Association, 1947-1953”

Section Two:
The Significance of Difference

Chapter Five

Sincere Kirabo, “Humanism, Individualism, and Sensible Identity Politics”

Chapter Six

Ana Honnacker, “Man as the Measure of All Things: Pragmatic Humanism and Its Pitfalls”

Chapter Seven

Jennifer Bardi, “Contextualizing a Radical Humanism: Issues of Race in the Humanist Fifty Years Ago and Today”

Section Three:
The Practice of Difference

Chapter Eight

Juhem Navarro-Rivera, “Beyond Church & State: Liberalism, Race, and the Future of Secular Political Engagement”

Chapter Nine

Vincent Lloyd, “How Religious Is #BlackLivesMatter?

Chapter Ten

Greta Christina, “Humanist Sexual Ethics”

Chapter Eleven

Vic Wang, “How Humanists of Houston Addresses Issues of Race, Gender, and Class”



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