From Deprived to Revived: Religious Revivals as Adaptive Systems

by

Write The First Customer Review

It is a truism that religion has to do with social cohesion, but the precise nature of this link has eluded scholars and scientists. Drawing on new research in religiously motivated prosociality, evolution of cooperation, and system theory, this book describes how fluctuations in individuals' strategic environment give impetus to a self-organizatory process where ritual behavior works to alleviate uncertainties in social commitment. It also traces the dynamic roles played by emotions, social norms, and socioeconomic context ...

From Deprived to Revived: Religious Revivals as Adaptive Systems 2013, Walter de Gruyter, Boston

ISBN-13: 9781614514541

Hardcover

Select