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Why Gods Persist: A Scientific Approach to Religion
"Why Gods Persist" takes a look at possible social-scientific explanations for why religions persist. Robert A. Hinde shows us how religions involve structural beliefs, narratives, rituals, moral codes, religious experience and social aspects. Offering a major study from the perspectives of both the social and biological sciences on the role of religion in human society, t...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 15th 1999 by Routledge
(first published May 13th 1999)
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I'm usually interested in this topic, but I found this to be a harder read than the peer reviewed journal articles I read for research. The author's writing style was so needlessly complex that I just gave up after 50 pages, and this is from a graduate student.