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Ancestors, Territoriality, and Gods

Ancestors, Territoriality, and Gods

A Natural History of Religion

by Davina Grojnowski and Ina Wunn
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Publication Date: 12/06/2018
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This books sets out to explain how and why religion came into being. Today this question is as fascinating as ever, especially since religion has moved to the centre of socio-political relationships. In contrast to the current, but incomplete approaches from disciplines such as cognitive science and psychology, the present authors adopt a new approach, equally manifest and constructive, that explains the origins of religion based strictly on behavioural biology. They employ accepted research results that remove all need for speculation. Decisive factors for the earliest demonstrations of religion are thus territorial behaviour and ranking, coping with existential fears, and conflict solution with the help of rituals. These in turn, in a process of cultural evolution, are shown to be the roots of the historical and contemporary religions.
ISBN:
9783662570784
9783662570784
Category:
Religion: general
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-06-2018
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Country of origin:
Germany
Pages:
290
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x16mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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