The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Relig (BOK)

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Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely seen as potentially constituting a threat to the religion they analyse. The Believing Primate aims to describe and discuss these scientific accounts as well as to assess their implications. The volume begins with essays by leading scientists in the field, describing these accounts and discussing evidence in their favour. Philosophical and theological reflections on these accounts follow, offered by leading philosophers, theologians, and scientists. This diverse group of scholars address some fascinating underlying questions: Do scientific accounts of religion undermine the justification of religious belief? Do such accounts show religion to be an accidental by-product of our evolutionary development? And, whilst we seem naturally disposed toward religion, would we fare better or worse without it? Bringing together dissenting perspectives, this provocative collection will serve to freshly illuminate ongoing debate on these perennial questions.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199597086 Antall sider 384
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,2cm Vekt 594 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Jeffrey P. Schloss, Michael Murray
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Philosophy of religion, Cognition & cognitive psychology, Religion & science