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Evolutionary Religion

J. L. Schellenberg


This book argues that we are still at a very early stage in the possible history of intelligent life on our planet and should frame our religious attitudes accordingly. Humans tend not to notice how thin is the sliver of the deep past in which all of our religious life is contained. And the aeons that may yet see intelligent life have hardly started to come into focus. But when these things are fully internalized, our whole picture of religion will change. For then we will for the first time be in a position to ask: Might there be a form of religion appropriate to such an early stage of develo ... More

Keywords: belief, early stage, evolutionary religion, deep future, naturalism, science, skepticism, transcendent, ultimate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673766
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. L. Schellenberg, author
Mount Saint Vincent University