ADDITIONAL BOOKS

 

These are some of my other books that are less known but still important.

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Hostile Environment

Understanding and Reponding to Anti-Christian Bias

 "The only good Christian is a dead Christian." In our heated cultural environment, comments like this are increasingly common. Sometimes Christians are too quick to claim that they are being persecuted. But Christians aren't just being paranoid or alarmist. Anti-Christian hostility is real.
Yancey unpacks the underlying perspectives and root causes of Christianophobia, and he considers to what extent Christians have themselves contributed to anti-Christian hostility. At times, criticisms of Christians are justified, but Christians can confront untruths without capitulation. In this truthful yet hope-filled treatise, Yancey shows how Christians can respond more constructively, defusing tensions and working toward the common good.

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One Faith No Longer

The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America

Much attention has been paid to political polarization in America, but far less to the growing schism between progressive and conservative Christians. In this groundbreaking new book, George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk offer the provocative contention that progressive and conservative Christianities have diverged so much in their core values that they ought to be thought of as two separate religions.

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There is No God

Atheists in America

In There Is No God, the authors begin with a brief history of atheism to set the stage for a better understanding of contemporary American atheism. They then explore how the relationship between religious and atheistic ideologies has evolved as each attempted to discredit the other in different ways at different times and under very different social and political circumstances. Although atheists are a relatively small minority, atheists appear to be growing in number and in their willingness to be identified as atheists and to voice their non-belief. As those voices of atheism increase it is essential that we understand how and why those who are defined by such a simple term as “non-believers in the existence of God” should have such social and political influence. The authors successfully answer the broader question of the apparent polarization of the religious and non-religious dimensions of American society

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Compromising Scholarship

Religious and Political Bias in American Higher Education

This is the first systematic study that substantiates social bias in higher education. I used a survey where I asked academics if they would be less likely to hire individuals if they had certain religious or political beliefs. I found that religious conservatives are at a distinct disadvantage in academia.  To a lesser extent, political conservatives also face a negative bias. Previous works on academic bias are based on isolated incidents. This work shows that academic bias is not due to a few exceptional events but that it is systemic and a real problem for religious and political conservatives as well as for scientific inquiry.