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Title The belief instinct : the psychology of souls, destiny, and the meaning of life / Jesse Bering.
Author Bering, Jesse.
Publication New York : W.W. Norton, 2011.
Edition First American edition.
Description xiii, 252 pages ; 25 cm
Call # 200.19 B
Note Originally published in Great Britain under the title: The God instinct.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The history of an illusion -- A life without purpose -- Signs, signs, everywhere signs -- Curiously immortal -- When God throws people off bridges -- God as adaptive illusion -- And then you die.
Summary An evolutionary psychologist examines humans' belief in God and argues that it evolved in the species as an "adaptive illusion" that originally had an evolutionary purpose, now outdated, that ensured the survival of the human race.
Subject Spirituality -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology and religion.
Psychology -- Religious aspects.
Addl. Title God instinct.
ISBN 0393072991 :
9780393072990 :

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 Ft Hamilton Non-Fic  200.19 B    ON HOLDSHELF