Really not god: Secularization and pragmatism in Gamblers Anonymous
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- Browne, B.R. J Gambling Stud (1994) 10: 247. doi:10.1007/BF02104966
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The paper argues that despite maintaining the image of a twelve-step organization, the central theme of the history of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) in the United States is the increasing secularization of the program of the recovery. The paper documents the increasing secularization and pragmatism of Gamblers Anonymous, as reflected in key documents, despite the spiritual vision of its founding member. The author speculates on why Gamblers Anonymous took a secularized development path. Further research is called for.