The Evolution of God

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Abacus, 2010 - God - 567 pages
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In The Evolution of God, Robert Wright, award-winning author of the bestselling books Nonzero and The Moral Animal, takes us on a sweeping journey through religious history, from the Stone Age to the Information Age, unveiling along the way an astonishing discovery: that there is a hidden pattern in the way that Judaism, Christianity and Islam have all evolved.

Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, evolutionary psychology and a careful re-reading of the scriptures, Wright's findings repeatedly overturn conventional wisdom and basic assumptions about the great monotheistic faiths.

Looking at the forces that have moved the Abrahamic faiths away from belligerence and intolerance to a higher moral plane, Wright finds that this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism as the media would have us believe, but towards future harmony.

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User Review  - Bob Ueckerlele - Goodreads

Obviously, many people of faith will be offended by the implications raised in this book but I don't think any of them would be able to read such a thing anyhow. For the rest of us who haven't made ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This book gets a bonus star because I am delighted by the notion of a Marduk of Accounting. That said, I'm not sure there's much new here, though it is certainly presented in an accessible way. Write ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Robert Wright has written extensively for THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, THE NEW YORKER and TIME magazine, and currently works as a senior editor at THE NEW REPUBLIC.

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