Cloth $12.00 ISBN: 9780940866485 Published April 2005
Paper $12.00 ISBN: 9780940866492 Published April 2005

Evolution of Religion

Bernard J. Verkamp

Evolution of Religion
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Bernard J. Verkamp

Distributed for University of Scranton Press

225 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $12.00 ISBN: 9780940866485 Published April 2005
Paper $12.00 ISBN: 9780940866492 Published April 2005
The Evolution of Religion: A Re-Examination attempts to show that while religion has evolved like any other cultural entity, the process is not as simple as earlier "evolutionists" of religion have made it out to be.
Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
1. The Origin of Religion
2. The Soul's Prehistory
3. The Process of Religious Evolution
4. The Course of Religious Evolution:  Prolegomena
5. The Course of Religious Evolution
6. The Adaptive Value of Religion
7. Conclusion
 
Appendix: "The Religious Given"
 
Abbreviations
 
Bibliography
 
Index
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