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Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

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Around the world and throughout history, in cultures as diverse as ancient Mesopotamia and modern America, human beings have been compelled by belief in gods and developed complex religions around them. But why? What makes belief in supernatural beings so widespread? And why are the gods of so many different people so similar in nature? This provocative book explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas by looking through the lens of science at the common structures and functions of human thought. The first ...

Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion 2010, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199739011

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Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195305340

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