In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Oup Usa (2002)
Abstract
This ambitious, interdisciplinary book seeks to explain the origins of religion using our knowledge of the evolution of cognition. A cognitive anthropologist and psychologist, Scott Atran argues that religion is a by-product of human evolution just as the cognitive intervention, cultural selection, and historical survival of religion is an accommodation of certain existential and moral elements that have evolved in the human condition
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2002, 2005
Buy the book $20.00 used (34% off)   $24.04 new (20% off)   $24.07 direct from Amazon (20% off)    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9780195178036  
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,803
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
The Evolution of Misbelief.Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):493.
Moral Psychology And Moral Intuition: A Pox On All Your Houses.Kelby Mason - 2011 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (3):441-458.
Spirituality and Nursing: A Reductionist Approach.John Paley - 2008 - Nursing Philosophy 9 (1):3-18.

View all 57 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Cognition and Communication in Culture's Evolutionary Landscape.Mark Schaller - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):748-749.
The Evolutionary Social Psychology of Religious Beliefs.Lee A. Kirkpatrick - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):741-741.
What's Wrong with the Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?Geoff Childers - 2011 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 69 (3):193-204.
Building Cultures of Trust.Martin E. Marty - 2010 - W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
The Evolution of Morality and Religion.Donald M. Broom - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
Human Survival: Evolution, Religion and the Irrational.Milton H. Saier & Jack T. Trevors - 2010 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 3 (1):17-20.
The Cognitive and Evolutionary Psychology of Religion.Joseph Bulbulia - 2004 - Biology and Philosophy 19 (5):655-686.
Added to PP index
2012-01-31

Total downloads
32 ( #166,308 of 2,202,725 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #301,061 of 2,202,725 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature