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Preachers Who Are Not Believers

A recent study from Tufts University tells the story of several pastors who no longer believe in God. Most are still working in churches, still preaching sermons, and still counseling the faithful. They are isolated and, in some cases, unable to confide even in their own families, for fear of what their newfound disbelief may do to their relationships.

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Daniel Dennett and his co-author Linda LaScola are pursuing follow-up research. Clergy who are interested in participating can contact them through Dr. Dennett's website.

Read the study here: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/Non-Believing-Clergy.pdf

Listen to an interview with two pastors who took part in the study, as well as hear from Daniel Dennett,  professor of philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University — CLICK HERE


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