In Good Faith: Secular Parenting in a Religious World

In Good Faith: Secular Parenting in a Religious World

by Maria Polonchek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442270664
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 1,079,926
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Maria Polonchekis a Kansas native living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has published award-winning poetry, short stories, and essays and began writing extensively on the motherhood experience after having twins in 2005. She now has three children and has written for the literary magazineBrain, Child, contributed to the anthologyHave Milk, Will Travel, and has chronicled her experience parenting outside religion forThe Greater Good Science Center,The Friendly Atheist, andBrain, Mother. In addition to thinking, reading, and writing about parenting, she is passionate about wellness, mindfulness, the outdoors, music, art, and the way all of these things relate to issues of social justice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: On Making It Personal 1

1 Baggage Claim 9

2 Religious Education 31

Interlude: Boston 47

3 Morality 51

4 Awe and Wonder 71

5 Death 87

6 Meaning And Purpose 105

Interlude: Palo Alto 127

7 Family 131

8 Holidays, Traditions, and Rituals 153

Conclusion On Needing Community 173

Notes 179

Bibliography 185

Index 189

About the Author 193

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