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Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought

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Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.

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The first classic of 21st-century anthropology."--John Tooby and Leda Cosmides, University of California, Santa Barbara

About the Author

Pascal Boyer is Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

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ISBN:
9780465006960
Author:
Boyer, Pascal
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Psychology of Religion
Subject:
Anthropology - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 14.5 oz

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