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Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465006960
ISBN-10: 0465006965
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pascal Boyer

Pascal Boyer is Luce Professor of Collective and Individual Memory at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

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