Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

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Wiley, Jan 6, 2012 - Religion - 216 pages
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Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychologicalperspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs arepsychological rather than supernatural in origin.
  • Answers the psychological question of why, in the face ofoverwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religionscontinue to prosper?
  • Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balancedapproach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology,anthropology, psychiatry and medicine
  • Acknowledges the many psychological benefits of religion whilestill questioning the validity of its supernatural belief systemsand providing atheist alternatives to a fulfilling life

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About the author (2012)

Mick Power is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, as well as a practicing Clinical Psychologist who has worked at Guy's Hospital and Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals. Raised as a Catholic, Power became an atheist at 16.

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