The Origin And Evolution Of Religion Routledge Revivals

Author: Albert Churchward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317587707
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The Origin And Evolution Of Religion Routledge Revivals from the Author: Albert Churchward. Churchward’s The Origin and Evolution of Religion, first published in 1924, explores the history and development of different religions worldwide, from the religious cults of magic and fetishism to contemporary religions such as Christianity and Islam. This text is ideal for students of theology.

Conceiving God The Cognitive Origin And Evolution Of Religion

Author: David Lewis-Williams
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500770433
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Conceiving God The Cognitive Origin And Evolution Of Religion from the Author: David Lewis-Williams. A controversial exploration of the origin of religion in the neurology of the human brain. In this book the noted cognitive archaeologist David Lewis-Williams confronts a question that troubles many people in the world today: Is there a supernatural realm that intervenes in the material world of daily life and leads to the evolution of religions? Professor Lewis-Williams first describes how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then shows how the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in a supernatural realm, beings, and interventions. Once people have these experiences, they formulate beliefs about them, and thus creeds are born. Forty thousand years ago, people were leaving traces in the archaeological record of activities that we can label religious, and Lewis-Williams discusses in detail the evidence preserved in the Volp Caves in France. He also shows that mental imagery produced by the functioning of the human brain can be detected in widely separated religious communities such as Hildegard of Bingen’s in medieval Europe or the San hunters of southern Africa.

The Origin And Evolution Of Religion

Author: E. Washburn Hopkins
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ISBN: 9781258947682
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The Origin And Evolution Of Religion from the Author: E. Washburn Hopkins. This is a new release of the original 1923 edition.

Religion In Human Evolution

Author: Robert N. Bellah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061438
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Religion In Human Evolution from the Author: Robert N. Bellah. This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.

Religion Explained

Author: Pascal Boyer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407020870
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Religion Explained from the Author: Pascal Boyer. Why are there religious beliefs in all cultures? Do they have features in common and why does religion persist in the face of science? Pascal Boyer shows how experimental findings in cognitive science, evolutionary biology and cultural anthropology are now providing precise answers to these general questions, and providing, for the first time, real answers to the question: Why do we believe?

The Origin Of Religion

Author: Samuel M. Zwemer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620320347
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The Origin Of Religion from the Author: Samuel M. Zwemer. Based upon the Smyth Lectures delivered at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 1935.

Darwin S Cathedral

Author: David Sloan Wilson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226901378
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Darwin S Cathedral from the Author: David Sloan Wilson. One of the great intellectual battles of modern times is between evolution and religion. Until now, they have been considered completely irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. David Sloan Wilson's Darwin's Cathedral takes the radical step of joining the two, in the process proposing an evolutionary theory of religion that shakes both evolutionary biology and social theory at their foundations. The key, argues Wilson, is to think of society as an organism, an old idea that has received new life based on recent developments in evolutionary biology. If society is an organism, can we then think of morality and religion as biologically and culturally evolved adaptations that enable human groups to function as single units rather than mere collections of individuals? Wilson brings a variety of evidence to bear on this question, from both the biological and social sciences. From Calvinism in sixteenth-century Geneva to Balinese water temples, from hunter-gatherer societies to urban America, Wilson demonstrates how religions have enabled people to achieve by collective action what they never could do alone. He also includes a chapter considering forgiveness from an evolutionary perspective and concludes by discussing how all social organizations, including science, could benefit by incorporating elements of religion. Religious believers often compare their communities to single organisms and even to insect colonies. Astoundingly, Wilson shows that they might be literally correct. Intended for any educated reader, Darwin's Cathedral will change forever the way we view the relations among evolution, religion, and human society.

Origins Of Modern Witchcraft

Author: Aoumiel
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567186482
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Origins Of Modern Witchcraft from the Author: Aoumiel. This book sheds new light on the ancient origins of religion to give Wiccans, Witches, and the Neo-Pagans a sense of where they belong in history.