Phil Zuckerman
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MORAL: Why Religion is Not Necessary for Living An Ethical Life (Counterpoint Press, 2019) 

"In this brilliant, provocative, and timely book, Phil Zuckerman breaks down the myth that our morality comes from religion—compellingly making the case that when it comes to the biggest challenges that we face today, a secular approach is the only truly moral one."—Ali A. Rizvi, author of The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason

“For anyone who has ever been asked, ‘how can you be moral if you don’t believe in God?’ this book provides all the answers. A much-needed ethical clarion call.”Peter Boghossian, author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and How to Have Impossible Conversations

“In this book, Phil Zuckerman provides an important argument for and examples of moral living without God. His depiction of secular morality offers readers a view into the meaning and depth of human encounter in and with the world. There is no anger or dismissiveness in his narrative—simply insights, sharp and compelling. I highly recommend this book.” —Anthony B. Pinn, author of Humanism and the Challenge of Race

"A thoughtful perspective on humans' capacity for moral behavior."—Kirkus Reviews


LIVING THE SECULAR LIFE: New Answers to Old Questions (Penguin Press, 2014)

PHIL ZUCKERMAN is the author of several books, including The Nonreligious, Living the Secular Life, and Society Without God. He is a professor of Sociology at Pitzer College, and the founding chair of the nation’s first Secular Studies program. He lives in Claremont, California, with his wife and three children.