Pitzer Alumni & Family Book Club Presents Living the Secular Life With Professor Phil Zuckerman

Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology and Secular StudiesThe Pitzer College Alumni & Family Book Club hosted a virtual conversation in June between alumna Janet Alexander ’11 and Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies Phil Zuckerman about his book Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions. Zuckerman studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding Pitzer’s Secular Studies program—the [Read More...]
July 28, 2022
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Pitzer Professor Phil Zuckerman Publishes Definitive Work on Secularism

Book Cover, Oxford Handbook of SecularismClaremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman’s new book, The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, is being touted as the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume ever written about secularism. The 792-page Oxford University Press anthology, which Zuckerman co-edited with John R. Shook, gives a 360-degree global view of secularism. “We have philosophers, anthropologists, political [Read More...]
January 17, 2017
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American Humanist Association Presents University Humanist Award to Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (February 11, 2016)—The American Humanist Association (AHA) will present the 2016 University Award for Philosophical Diversity to Pitzer College. The award ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Pitzer’s Stein Atrium. Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA will present the award to Professor Phil Zuckerman, founder of Pitzer’s secular [Read More...]
February 11, 2016
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Pitzer Secular Studies Professor Phil Zuckerman Goes to Church to Debate Role of Religion

Phil ZuckermanClaremont, Calif. (October 26, 2013)—Pitzer Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman debated the question, “Does Christianity or secular humanism provide a better foundation for civil society?” at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, CA on October 12. Billed as The Great Debate, the event was part of the church’s speaking series titled Courageous. Zuckerman, who created Pitzer’s [Read More...]
October 26, 2013
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Pitzer College Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman Publishes Book on the Study of Religion and Society

Claremont, Calif. (January 17, 2013) — Pitzer Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman co-edited Studying Religion and Society: Sociological Self-Portraits, a book of essays written by leading experts in the field who explore how they approach and understand religion. In Study Religion and Society, Zuckerman and his co-editor Titus Hjelm examine why some of the most [Read More...]
January 17, 2013
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Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman Authors New Book Faith No More

Claremont, Calif. (October 4, 2011)— Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman has authored Faith No More, published by Oxford University Press and available November 1, 2011. During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of “Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus–and nonbelievers.” It was the first time an American president [Read More...]
October 4, 2011
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Pitzer College Launches New Field Group in Secular Studies

Claremont, Calif. (May 9, 2011) — Pitzer College will launch a Secular Studies Field Group in the fall 2011-12 academic year. With the creation of this department, Pitzer College will become the only higher education institution to offer courses and an undergraduate degree in secular studies. The creation of a Secular Studies Field Group reflects [Read More...]
May 9, 2011