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By John Teehan(auth.), Michael Boylan(eds.)

Faith is likely one of the strongest forces working via human historical past, and even supposing usually provided as a strength for reliable, its impression is usually violent and divisive. This provocative paintings brings jointly state of the art study from either evolutionary and cognitive psychology to aid readers comprehend the mental constitution of spiritual morality and the origins of spiritual violence.

  • Introduces a essentially new method of the research of faith in a mode obtainable to the overall reader
  • Applies insights from evolutionary and cognitive psychology to either Judaism and Christianity, and their texts, to assist comprehend the origins of non secular violence
  • Argues that non secular violence is grounded within the ethical psychology of faith
  • Illustrates its arguable argument on the subject of the 9-11 terrorist assaults, and the reaction to the assaults from either the terrorists and the President. indicates innovations for starting to counter the divisive features of religion
  • Discusses the position of faith and spiritual feedback within the modern international. Argues for a place sceptical of the ethical authority of faith, whereas additionally critiquing the excesses of the “new atheists” for failing to understand the ethical contributions of religion
  • Awarded Honourable point out, 2010 Prose Awards

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Morality (pages 9–42):
Chapter 2 The Evolution of ethical Religions (pages 43–71):
Chapter three Evolutionary non secular Ethics: Judaism (pages 72–103):
Chapter four Evolutionary spiritual Ethics: Christianity (pages 104–143):
Chapter five faith, Violence, and the developed brain (pages 144–179):
Chapter 6 faith Evolving (pages 180–219):

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