The Secular Twist

Nonreligion in the World Religions Classroom


  • Donovan O. Schaefer University of Pennsylvania



secularisim, world religions paradigm


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How to Cite

Schaefer, D. O. (2019). The Secular Twist: Nonreligion in the World Religions Classroom. Implicit Religion, 22(1), 86–93.



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