The Evolution of God (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Jun 8, 2009 - Religion - 576 pages
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In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony.

Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.
  

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Finally, a book that doesn't--as so many atheist writers tend to do--belittle religion. And, as a natural result, stigmatize those that believe in the various forms of divine presence, whether that be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

No doubt any modern christian would scoff at any text that claims that the christian god yahweh is just one of many. The more militant might demand this book be banned or burned. Of course, when one ... Read full review

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Contents

The Shaman
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Religion in the Age of Chiefdoms
Gods of the Ancient States
THE EMERGENCE OF ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM
How Human Nature Gave Birth to Religion
Acknowledgments
Polytheism the Religion of Ancient Israel
From Monolatry to Monotheism
what Did Jesus
Medina
Bibliography
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Robert E. Wright is clinical professor at New York University's Stern School of Business.

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