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Origins of religion

  • Astral Worshipby J. H. Hill

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Paganism included the worship of the stars and especially the sun.This book explores and explains these rituals that form the basis of todays Astrology. more...

  • The Believing Primateby Jeffrey Schloss; Michael Murray

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 37.99

    Scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention. The Believing Primate draws on the expertise of scientists, philosophers, and theologians, from across a wide spectrum of debate, to describe and discuss current scientific accounts. more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence is second only to man's harnessing of fire in fundamentally transforming our understanding of what it is to be human. But why did Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jeremiah, Lao Tzu and others all emerge in this five-hundred-year span? And why do they have such... more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.95

    From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling author of A History of God and The Spiral Staircase , comes this extraordinary investigation of a critical moment in the evolution of religious thought.In the ninth century BCE, events in four regions of the civilized world led to the rise of religious traditions that have endured to the present day--the development... more...

  • Supernatural Selectionby Matt Rossano

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    Author Matt J. Rossano provides an evolutionary history of religion, beginning with the social lives of our primate ancestors. This book makes the case that religion is adaptive; that it is essential to morality; that childhood imagination provides its raw materials, and that it is the very essence of what it means to be human. more...

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