[UCP Books]: Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion, Expanded Edition by Barbara J. King

“With [her] opening paragraph, Barbara J. King hooks readers. . . . Once engaged, few will set the book aside.”
Dallas Morning News



A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion
Expanded Edition

Barbara J. King


Publication date: April 24, 2017  
International publication date: 15 May, 2017 $17.00/£13.00



“King . . . questions the compulsion to choose either evolution or belief. Anyone who recognizes that compulsion, internal or external, may profit from reading this brilliant book.”



“King takes pains to say she isn’t claiming believers make up God; faith can’t be confirmed or refuted by science. . . . That the book quotes Bruce Springsteen and Emily Dickinson demonstrates that academics needn't write like incomprehensible geeks. Her openness makes her theories apt reading on Christians’ holiest feast.”

Boston Globe


Barbara J. King is professor emerita of anthropology at the College of William and Mary, where she taught for twenty-eight years. She is the author of How Animals Grieve and Personalities on the Plate, and her work has been featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and on NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog.

Please contact Levi Stahl at (773) 702 0289 or lstahl@press.uchicago.edu for more information.


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