By John Marriott
Believers are abandoning faith. But why?
Atheism is on the rise. What, if anything, can be done to prevent this trend? The Anatomy of Deconversion goes to the source of these issues and gives readers a broad picture of the deconversion process. Learn why believers lose their faith, and, perhaps more importantly, discover why so many former Christians claim to be happier, freer, and more fulfilled as unbelievers than they were as Christians. No one fully escapes the pitfalls in life that create a faith crisis. However, learning to navigate these times of crisis is the key to developing a grounded, flourishing faith.
Based on data gleaned from first person interviews and written
narratives, The Anatomy of Deconversion uncovers the reasons,
processes, and impacts of deconverting from Christianity. Unlike
other books that address the topic of deconversion from a purely
theological perspective, The Anatomy of Deconversion takes
a multidisciplinary approach. In doing so, it provides the only
comprehensive account of deconversion available today.
JOHN MARRIOTT is the director of the Biola University Centers for Intercultural Studies, located in Switzerland, Thailand, and Los Angeles. He also teaches in the Philosophy and Intercultural Studies departments at Biola, and in the Department of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology. He is the author of A Recipe for Disaster: Four Ways Parents and Churches Prepare Individuals to Lose Their Faith. A former pastor, John is originally from Canada, but he now calls Los Angeles home with his wife, Nancy, and their children, Cody and Moriah. Learn more at www.johnmarriott.org
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