Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
Many of our questions about religion, says the internationally renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, were once mysteries, but they no longer are: we are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" and "Why is religion the way it is?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Boyer shows how one of the most fascinating aspects of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. And Man Creates God tells readers, for the first time, what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and how it originates. It is a beautifully written, very accessible book by an anthropologist who is highly respected on both sides of the Atlantic. As a scientific explanation for religious feeling, it is sure to arouse controversy.
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Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - David - Goodreads
Religion Explained by Pascal Boyer This fascinating, multilayered and complex book takes a fresh perspective on the origin of religion. The author drives heavily on diverse fields of science such as ... Read full review
Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - cerebus - Goodreads
Whilst I agree with some other reviewers that this tends towards the 'dry', I would still highly recommend it for anyone interested in the subject of why we have religion. It is a book that requires ... Read full review
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WHAT SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTS ARE LIKE
THE KIND OF MIND IT TAKES
WHY GODS AND SPIRITS?
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