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Practicing Safe Sects : Religious Reproduction in Scientific and Philosophical Perspective - (Hardcover)

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Shults sets out a fresh synopsis and significant expansion of the theogonic reproduction theory, which hypothesizes that gods (supernatural agent conceptions) are born in human minds and borne in human cultures as a result of a complex set of reciprocally reinforcing, phylogenetically inherited, and socially sustained cognitive and coalitional biases. These biases were naturally selected for their survival advantage in early ancestral environments, he says, but today the superstitious beliefs and segregative behaviors they engender are maladaptive in a growing number of contexts. Among his topics are bearing gods in mind and culture, excavating theogonies, whether theism can be defeated, theology after Pandora, and dis-integrating psychology and theology. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Genre: Science
Series Title: Philosophical Studies in Science and Religion
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: F. Leron Shults
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2018
TCIN: 53522245
UPC: 9789004360945
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-5319
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