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In the Name of God : The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence (Hardcover)

Author: Teehan, John

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"This lucid and fascinating study explores religious ethics from the angle of evolutionary psychology, focusing especially on religious violence, including the terrorism of 9/11 and its militant response. Even those readers who are skeptics of a sociobiological explanation for religion will find this intriguing book to be a thoughtful inquiry and a feast for the imagination."

"This is a thoughtful and sophisticated attempt to bring scholarship in evolutionary biology and cognitive psychology to bear on religious ethics. Building on a masterful synthesis of current work in the sciences, Teehan roots both the nobler, pro-social and the darker, more violent aspects of Christian and Jewish ethical teachings in the evolved psychology of in-group / out-group distinctions."

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Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405183826
SKU 213822138
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405183829
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Series Part 09
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