The Cure-For-Christianity Library

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INTRODUCTION

“What do you think about the upheaval in Jesus studies?”

THIS IS THE QUESTION I WOULD so much like to pose to my Christian friends—to be met, I am sure, in most instances–with blank stares. “What upheaval?” Because they are not paying attention. In fact, the Jesus question has been removed from the exclusive domain of Bible scholars and ecclesiastical functionaries. Most New Testament scholars have been, and remain, committed to the Jesus faith. These are the folks who, in the words of one observer, “…still write books manufacturing and manicuring Jesus to look like they do.” Secular observers decided that this biased community could no longer be trusted to provide honest answers on who and what Jesus was. So you will find plenty of titles on this list by secular analysts who have opened up Jesus studies as never before—and exposed its faulty methodologies and conclusions, e.g., Richard Carrier, Robert Price, David Fitzgerald.

Of course, it’s not just Jesus; theism in general and Christianity in particular have been subjected to penetrating, withering critique. As I point out in the Introduction of my book, we are experiencing—and have been for some twenty years—an unprecedented atheist publishing surge. This has never happened before. Ever. There are more than 240 titles on the list below. Some of the titles predate 2000; I have included them because they are classics in the deconstruction of Christianity, e.g. H. L. Mencken’s Treatise on the Gods (1932) and Charles Guignebert’s Jesus (1935). Not all of the authors cited here are atheists, but one thing that they do have in common is their conviction that the Christian brand of theism—no matter how successful it has been—has been falsified.

My purpose in this Cure-for-Christianity Library is to document many of the resources now available to inquiring minds, and I do hope that Christians can take the hint: use this list to get a grasp of what all the fuss is about—why we have been smacking Christianity down so emphatically—and get a move on! Tackle the homework.

These are the resources that have come to my attention, in book form. Admittedly, this approach may have an archaic aroma. Books? What percentage of the populace—spread across multiple demographics—still reads books? But even for people who no longer pick up hard copies, the titles listed here can be considered portals; many of the authors on this list have their own websites, Facebook pages, blogs, Twitter accounts. “The Internet,” it has been said, “is where religion goes to die.”

In my book I have presented ten tough problems in Christian thought and belief, to whet the appetite. Please pursue research, read, probe: find out how Jesus, Christianity and theism have all been so convincingly slam dunked.

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Abram, Cheryl,

Firing God, 2014

Alcántar, Fernando,

To the Cross and Back: An Immigrant’s Journey from Faith to Reason, 2015

Andrews, Seth,

Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason, 2012

Angier, Natalie,

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, 2008

Antony, Louise, ed.,

Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life, 2010

Arel, Dan,

Parenting Without God: how to raise moral, ethical and intelligent children, free from religious dogma, 2014

Avalos, Hector,

  • The Bad Jesus, 2015
  • Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence, 2005
  • The End of Biblical Studies, 2007
  • Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship, 2011

Baggini, Julian,

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction, 2003

Barbera, Don,

Black and Not Baptist: Nonbelief and Freethought in the Black Community, 2003

Barker, Dan,

  • God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, 2016
  • Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning, 2015
  • Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist, 1992 & 2006
  • Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists, 2008

Benson, Ophelia & Stangroom, Jeremy

  • Does God Hate Women?, 2009
  • Why Truth Matters, 2006

Blackford, Russell & Schüklenk, Udo,

  • 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists, 2009
  • 50 Great Myths About Atheism, 2013

Boghossian, Peter,

A Manual for Creating Atheists, 2013

Boyer, Pascal,

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought, 2002

Brewster, Melanie, ed.,

Atheists in America, 2014

Bradley, Raymond,

God’s Gravediggers: Why No Deity Exists, 2016

Brodie, Thomas,

Beyond the Quest for the Historical Jesus: Memoir of a Discovery, 2012

Carroll, Sean,

  • The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, 2016

Carrier, Richard,

  • Hitler Homer Bible Christ: The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013, 2014
  • Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn’t Need a Miracle to Succeed, 2009
  • On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, 2014
  • Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, 2012
  • Sense and Goodness without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism, 2005
  • Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith, 2011

Christina, Greta,

  • Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why, 2014
  • Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God, 2014
  • The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life, 2016
  • Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, 2012

Chumney, David, 

Jesus Eclipsed: How Searching the Scriptures Got in the Way of Recounting the Facts, 2017

Comings, David,

Did Man Create God? Is Your Spiritual Brain at Peace With Your Thinking Brain? 2008

Coyne, Jerry,

Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible, 2015

Cragun, Ryan,

  • What You Don’t Know About Religion (but Should), 2013
  • How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists, 2015

Cunningham, George,

Decoding the Language of God: Can a Scientist Really Be a Believer? A Geneticist Responds to Francis Collins, 2009

Daleiden, Joseph,

The Final Superstition: A Critical Evaluation of the Judeo-Christian Legacy, 1994

Daniels, Kenneth,

Why I Believed: Reflections of a Former Missionary, 2010

Dawkins, Richard,

  • The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, 2005
  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design, 2015
  • The God Delusion, 2008
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, 2009
  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, 2012
  • Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder, 2000

Dennett, Daniel & LaScola, Linda,

Caught in The Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind, 2013

Dennett, Daniel,

  • Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, 2007
  • Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life, 1996

DeWitt, Jerry & Brown, Ethan,

Hope after Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey from Belief to Atheism, 2013

Doherty, Earl,

  • Jesus: Neither God Nor Man – The Case for a Mythical Jesus, 2009
  • The End of an Illusion: How Bart Ehrman’s “Did Jesus Exist?” Has Laid the Case for an Historical Jesus to Rest, 2012
  • The Jesus Puzzle. Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? : Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus, 1999

Eden, Jason,

That’s Me In the Corner: Coming Out as An Atheist on Facebook, 2014

Edis, Tanner,

  • Science and Nonbelief, 2007
  • The Ghost in the Universe: God in Light of Modern Science, 2002

Ehrman, Bart,

  • Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are, 2012
  • God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer, 2009
  • How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee, 2015
  • Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium, 2001
  • Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior, 2016
  • Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them), 2010
  • Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew, 2005
  • Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament, 2005
  • Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, 2007
  • The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament, 2011

Eller, David,

  • Natural Atheism, 2004
  • Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of a Freethinker, 2008

Epstein, Greg,

Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, 2010

Ferris, Timothy,

Coming of Age in the Milky Way, 1988

Finklestein, Israel & Silberman, Neil Asher,

The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, 2002

Fitzgerald, David,

  • Jesus: Mything in Action, 2016
  • Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All, 2010
  • The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons, 2014

Fox, Robin Lane,

The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible, 1992

Fredriksen, Paula,

From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ, 2000

Garst, Karen L., 

Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion (2016)

Gilgamesh, Horus,

  • Awkward Moments Children’s Bible, Vol. 1, 2013
  • Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible – Vol. 2: Don’t blame us – it’s in the Bible! 2014

Gill, Tyson,

Belief in Science and the Science of Belief, 2010

Gorham, Candace A.M.,

The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion—and Others Should Too, 2014

Grant, Michael,

Saint Paul, 2000

Grayling, A.C.,

  • The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism, 2014
  • The Good Book: A Humanist Bible, 2013

Guigneberg, Charles,

Jesus, 1935

Hafer, Abby,

The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not, 2015

Hallquist, Chris,

UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus, 2009

Harbour, Daniel,

An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Atheism, 2001

Harwood, William,

Mythology’s Last Gods: Yahweh and Jesus, 1992

Sam Harris,

  • Free Will, 2012
  • Letter to a Christian Nation, 2008
  • The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason, 2005
  • The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, 2011

Harrison, Guy,

  • 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God, 2008
  • 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian, 2013
  • Think: Why You Should Question Everything, 2013

Harvie, Robin. & Meyers, Stephanie, eds.,

The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, 2010

Hawking, Stephen & Mladinow, Leonard,

The Grand Design, 2012

Hecht, Jennifer Michael,

Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson, 2004

Helms, Randel,

  • Gospel Fictions, 1988
  • The Bible Against Itself: Why the Bible Seems to Contradict Itself, 2006

Hitchens, Christopher,

  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, 2007
  • The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever, 2007

Hunsberger, Bruce & Altemeyer, Bob,

Atheists: A Groundbreaking Study of America’s Nonbelievers, 2006

Hyppolite, Carolyn,

Still Small Voices: The Testimony of a Born Again Atheist, 2014

Jacoby, Susan,

  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, 2004
  • Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion, 2016
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought, 2014
  • The Age of American Unreason, 2009

James, Craig,

The Religion Virus: Why We Believe in God, 2010

Jefferson, Thomas

The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Press, 2011

Jenkins, Philip,

Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years, 2011

Jillette, Penn,

God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales, 2012

Johnson, Chris,

A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God, 2014

Joshi, S. T.,

  • God’s Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong, 2003
  • The Original Atheists: First Thoughts on Nonbelief, 2014
  • The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism, 2011

Kelly, Joshua,

Oh, Your God!: The Evil Idea That Is Religion, 2016

Kennedy, Ludovic,

All In the Mind: A Farewell to God, 1999

Kick, Russ, ed.,

Everything You Know About God Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Religion, 2007

Klein, George,

The Atheist and the Holy City: Encounters and Reflections, 1990

Komarnitsky, Kris,

Doubting Jesus’ Resurrection: What Happened in th Black Box? 2009

Krauss, Lawrence,

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing, 2013

Lalli, Nica,

Nothing: Something to Believe In, 2007

Lataster, Raphael,

  • Jesus Did Not Exist: A Debate Among Atheists, 2015
  • There was no Jesus, there is no God: A Scholarly Examination of the Scientific, Historical, and Philosophical Evidence & Arguments for Monotheism, 2013

Law, Stephen,

Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole, 2011

Lee, Adam,

Daylight Atheism  (2014)

Lehto, Bill, ed.,

Atheist Voices of Minnesota: an Anthology of Personal Stories, 2012

Le Poidevin, Robin,

Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, 1996

Lindsay, James,

  • Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly, 2013
  • Everybody Is Wrong About God, 2015

Lindsay, Ronald,

The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can’t Tell Us What To Do, 2014

Lobdell, William,
Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace, 2009

Loftus, John,

  • Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails, 2014
  • Christianity in the Light of Science: Critically Examining the World’s Largest Religion, 2016
  • How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist, 2015
  • The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, 2010
  • The End of Christianity, 2011
  • The Outsider Test for Faith: How to Know Which Religion Is True, 2013
  • Unapologetic: Why Philosophy of Religion Must End, 2016
  • Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity, 2008

Long, Jason,

  • Biblical Nonsense: A Review of the Bible for Doubting Christians, 2005
  • The Religious Condition: Answering and Explaining Christian Reasoning, 2008

Maccoby, Hyam,

The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity, 1998

Mack, Burton,

  • The Christian Myth: Origins, Logic, and Legacy, 2003
  • Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth, 1996

Madison, David, 

10 Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief: a Minister-Turned-Atheist Shows Why You Should Ditch the Faith, 2016

Maisel, Eric,

The Atheist’s Way: Living Well Without Gods, 2009

Mark, Jeffrey,

Christian No More: On Leaving Christianity, Debunking Christianity, And Embracing Atheism And Freethinking, 2008

Martin, Michael,

  • Atheism: A Philosophical Justification, 1992
  • Atheism, Morality, and Meaning, 2003
  • The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy), 2006
  • The Case Against Christianity, 1991

Martin, Michael & Monnier, Ricki, eds.,

  • The Impossibility of God, 2003

Matheson, Chris,

The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate), 2015

McAfee, David,

  • Atheist Answers: Rational Responses to Religious Questions, 2016
  • Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings, 2011
  • Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer, 2012
  • No Sacred Cows: Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural, 2017

McCormick, Matthew,

Atheism and the Case Against Christ, 2012

McGowan, Dale,

Atheism for Dummies, 2013

McGowan, Dale, ed.,

Voices of Unbelief: Documents from Atheists and Agnostics, 2012

McGowan, Dale; Matsumura, Molleen; Metskas, Amada; Devor, Jan,

Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief, 2009

Mencken, H. L.,

Treatise on the Gods, 1932

Mehta, Hemant,

  • I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes, 2007
  • The Friendly Atheist: Thoughts on the Role of Religion in Politics and Media, 2013
  • The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide: Helping Secular Students Thrive, 2012

Miller, Richard C., 

Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity, 2014

Miller, Richard J.,

Born Divine: The Birth of Jesus and Other Sons of God , 2003

Mills, David,

Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism, 2006

Mitchell, Deborah,

Growing Up Godless: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Without Religion, 2014

Molyneux, Stefan,

Against the Gods? A Concise Guide to Atheism and Agnosticism, 2011

Murphy, Derek,

Jesus Potter Harry Christ: The Fascinating Parallels Between Two of the World’s Most Popular Literary Characters, 2011

Musolino, Julien,

The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain from Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs, 2015

Navabi, Armin,

Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God, 2014

Niose, David,

  • Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason, 2014
  • Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans, 2013

Onfray, Michel,

Atheism Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam, 2011

Orenstein, David & Blaikie, Linda,

Godless Grace: How Non-Believers Make the World Safer, Richer and Kinder, 2015

Ostman, Cami & Tive, Susan,

Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions, 2013

Palmer, Michael,

  • The Atheist’s Creed, 2010
  • The Atheist’s Primer, 2012

Perakh, Mark,

Unintelligent Design, 2003

Pervo, Richard,

  • The Making of Paul: Constructions of the Apostle in Early Christianity, 2010
  • The Mystery of Acts: Unraveling Its Story, 2008

Pinn, Anthony,

  • The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology, 2012
  • Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist, 2014

Price, Robert,

  • Blaming Jesus for Jehovah: Rethinking the Righteousness of Christianity, 2016
  • Deconstructing Jesus, 2000
  • Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition? 2003
  • Jesus Is Dead, 2007
  • Killing History: Jesus in the No-Spin Zone, 2014
  • Moses and Minimalism: Form Criticism vs. Fiction in the Pentateuch, 2015
  • The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul, 2012
  • The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel, 2010
  • The Christ-Myth Theory and Its Problems, 2011
  • The Historical Bejeezus: What a Long, Strange Quest It’s Been, 2013

Price, Robert & Suominen, Ed

Evolving Out of Eden, 2013

Price, Robert & Lowder, J. J., eds.,

The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond The Grave, 2005

Prothero, Stephen,

  • American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon, 2004
  • God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, 2011

Rafferty, Tom,

Making Stuff Up Is Unwise: An Introduction to Reason, Skepticism and Science, 2012

Ray, Darrell,

The God Virus: How Religion Infects our Lives and our Culture, 2009

Ripley, Bob,

Life Beyond Belief: A Preacher’s Deconversion, 2014

Russell, Bertrand,

Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, 1967

Sagan, Carl,

  • Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science, 1986
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, 1997
  • The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, 2007

Shermer, Michael,

  • How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God, 2003
  • Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye, 2016
  • The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths, 2012
  • The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People, 2016
  • The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule, 2004
  • Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, 2007
  • Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, 2002

Silverman, David,

Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World, 2015

Silverman, Herb,

Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt, 2012

Sjørdal, Jonathan Erik, Two Witnesses: Hebrew Texts Changed By The Greek New Testament, 2009

Smith, George,

Atheism: The Case Against God, 1979

Stefanelli, Al,

A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World: The Rise of Atheism on Planet Earth, 2011

Stedman, Chris,

Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, 2013

Steele, David Ramsay,

Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy, 2008

Stenger, Victor,

  • God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion, 2012
  • God and the Multiverse: Humanity’s Expanding View of the Cosmos, 2014
  • God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist, 2008
  • The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us, 2011
  • The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason, 2009
  • The Original Atheists: First Thoughts on Nonbelief, 2014

Stephens, Mitchell,

Imagine There’s No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World, 2014

Tarico, Valerie,

  • The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth, 2006
  • Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light, 2010

Templeton, Charles,

  • Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith, 1999

Thomas, J. Anderson & Aukofer, Claire,

Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith, 2011

Thompson, Thomas,

The Messiah Myth: The Near Eastern Roots of Jesus and David, 2005

Thompson, Thomas & Verenna, Thomas S., editors,

Is Not This the Carpenter? The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus, 2014

Torres, Phil,

The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse, 2016

Tuchman, Barbara,

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, 1987

Tyson, Neil deGrasse & Goldsmith, Donald,

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, 2014

Watson, Peter,

The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live since the Death of God, 2014

Wells, Steve,

The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, 2013

Wathey, John,

The Illusion of God’s Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing, 2016

Wheaton, Billy & Fuller, Joy,

Hooks and Ladders: A Journey on a Bridge to Nowhere with American Evangelical Christians, 2009

Whitmarsh, Tim,

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World, 2015

Wilson, A.N.,

  • God’s Funeral: A Biography of Faith and Doubt in Western Civilization, 1999
  • Jesus: A Life, 2004

Winell, Marlene,

Leaving the Fold, 2006

Young, Matt,

No Sense of Obligation: Science and Religion in an Impersonal Universe, 2001

Young, Matt & Edis, Tanner,

Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism, 2004

Zichterman, Jocelyn,

I Fired God: My Life Inside—and Escape from—the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult, 2013

Zingrone, William A.,

The Arrogance of Religious Thought: Information Kills Religion  (2016)

Zuckerman, Phil,

  • Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions, 2014
  • Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment, 2010

Zuckerman, Phil; Galen, Luke; Pasquale, Frank,

The Nonreligious: Understanding Secular People and Societies, 2016

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