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The Believing Primate – Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray


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 viewed as constituting a threat to the religion they analyse. This book 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, theologi ... More

Keywords: religion, science, philosophy, theology, religious belief, evolutionary development, religious behaviour, cognitive science, evolution, moral psychology

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557028
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Schloss, editor
Professor of Biology, Westmont College
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Michael Murray, editor
Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College
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