Chapter

Misfortune

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740017
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918690 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0004
Misfortune

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Based on in-depth interviews with various apostates from various religions, this chapter reveals the extent to which apostasy is often triggered by personal misfortune. Unfortunate life circumstances can often be the catalyst to rethinking one's religious faith and to eventually coming to reject it. Specific examples include the failure of prayer in trying times, the death of a loved one, divorce, and so on.

Keywords: apostasy; misfortune; death; divorce; prayer

Chapter.  5997 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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