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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, [2012]
Copyright date ©2011
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Originally published in Great Britain under the title: The God instinct. originally published as a Norton paperback 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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and argues that it evolved in the species as an "adaptive illusion" that originally had an evolutionary purpose, now outdated, that ensured the survival of the human race.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Spirituality -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology and religion.
Psychology -- Religious aspects.
Psychology and religion. (OCoLC)fst01081555
Psychology -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01081503
Spirituality -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130194
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title God instinct
Related To Print version: Bering, Jesse. God instinct. Belief instinct 0393341267 (OCoLC)746134198
ISBN 9780393080414 electronic bk.
0393080412 electronic bk.
1322583439
9781322583433

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