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The Evolution of God - (Back Bay Readers' Pick) by Robert Wright (Paperback)

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  • In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved.
  • About the Author: Robert Wright is a contributing editor of The New Republic, a Slate.com columnist, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 592 Pages
  • Religion + Beliefs, History
  • Series Name: Back Bay Readers' Pick

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About the Book



Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright shows how and why religion can strengthen the social order and why modern science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest.



Book Synopsis



In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony.

Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.



Review Quotes




PRAISE FOR THE EVOLUTION OF GOD:
"THE EVOLUTION OF GOD gives me hope...The tone of the book is dry skepticism with a dash of humour; the content is supple, dense and layered...fresh and necessary."
--Andrew Sullivan, The Times

PRAISE FOR NONZERO:
"An original, accessible and thought-provoking view of history...full of rich detail, ingenious insight and bold argument."--The Economist



About the Author



Robert Wright is a contributing editor of The New Republic, a Slate.com columnist, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the cofounder of www.bloggingheads.tv, runs the web-based video project www.meaningoflife.tv, and lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife and two daughters.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.16 Inches (H) x 6.58 Inches (W) x 1.59 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.12 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 592
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Back Bay Readers' Pick
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Robert Wright
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2010
TCIN: 12274078
UPC: 9780316067447
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-8689
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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