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The Evolution of Gods

The Evolution of Gods Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Epicurus Books
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9789350294383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Evolution of the Idea of God

The Evolution of the Idea of God Book
Author : Grant Allen
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2007-04-01
ISBN : 1602063869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1897, The Evolution of the Idea of God is a study of humans' belief in God from primitive tribal religions to what Allen considered the more advanced Christian view. The main question explored here is "How did we arrive at our knowledge of God?" Rather than trying to prove or disprove any claims about the divine, Allen's method simply traces the psychological processes that led humans to religious belief, and further, from a belief in polytheism to monotheism. Students of religion, mythology, and human psychology will find this an intriguing work. Canadian writer GRANT ALLEN (1848-1899) attended university in the United Kingdom and taught at Queen's College in Jamaica. His many published books include mainly scientific books and popular novels, and in 1895 he published one of the first Canadian science fiction books, The British Barbarians.

The Evolution of God

The Evolution of God Book
Author : Chris Griscom
Publisher : Light Inst
Release : 2007-10-01
ISBN : 9780977224913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The “Evolution of God” will rock the core of all religions. Dramatic, powerful and questioning, humanity will be forever changed by the message from this revolutionary book. The evolution of God will expand and evolve our awareness of God beyond all borders. Exploring how the power of nature and its ability to destroy lives initiated our concept and experience of a God force, simple questions are posed so that we can comprehend how we fell into a negative and fearful relationship with a God that seemed to demand sacrifice, placation and petition. Our communication with the God Force has evolved into a stylized, ritualistic format governed over by a select few who have become the vehicles of God's messages and demands, wielding fear and punishment as weapons to insure obedience. Chris Griscom suggests that, throughout time, the shaman and priests have set in motion patterns of social and spiritual behavior that have brought about fear and separation from God. We are confronted with the distortion of beautiful teachings that have fallen into the interpretations of negative religious dogma. Ms. Griscom helps us to realize that we can find new ways of experiencing the God Force. From the crucifixion to the crusades, from stoning the religious offenders, to holy wars, from self -righteousness to ecstatic communion, the message of The Evolution of God is that the old cannot help us to know God and Godliness. This book offers new choices to assist us with our own evolution, and through our conscious awareness, allows “The Evolution of God.”

A History Of God

A History Of God Book
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-06-30
ISBN : 1446468666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice. In this fascinating, extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen Armstrong examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders. A controversial, extraordinary story of worship and war, A History of God confronts the most fundamental fact - or fiction - of our lives.

The Evolution of God

The Evolution of God Book
Author : Robert Wright
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2009-06-08
ISBN : 0316053279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony. Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.

Discovering God

Discovering God Book
Author : Rodney Stark
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 006174333X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the 2008 Christianity Today Award of Merit in Theology/Ethics The History of God In Discovering God, award-winning sociologist Rodney Stark presents a monumental history of the origins of the great religions from the Stone Age to the Modern Age and wrestles with the central questions of religion and belief.

The Evolution of the Idea of God

The Evolution of the Idea of God Book
Author : Grant Allen
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-09-25
ISBN : 3734072980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reproduction of the original: The Evolution of the Idea of God by Grant Allen

In Gods We Trust

In Gods We Trust Book
Author : Scott Atran
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2004-12-09
ISBN : 9780198034056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This ambitious, interdisciplinary book seeks to explain the origins of religion using our knowledge of the evolution of cognition. A cognitive anthropologist and psychologist, Scott Atran argues that religion is a by-product of human evolution just as the cognitive intervention, cultural selection, and historical survival of religion is an accommodation of certain existential and moral elements that have evolved in the human condition.

The History of Religion and the Evolution of the Christian God

The History of Religion and the Evolution of the Christian God Book
Author : Joseph Lumpkin
Publisher : Fifth Estate
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781936533145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is impossible to discuss the history of the Christian God without going back to a time before there were Jews or Christians. Before the Jewish people were named, or assembled, there were religions. In the primitive mind of man, there was God. Whether God was conceived or recognized is a matter up for discussion. The concept of god seems to appear around the same time humans began to express themselves through arts and crafts. Their expanded ability to express themselves reveals to us their ideas of god. Through the ages, humans have believed in a god, or gods, but what drove mankind to create or express the idea of god? Whether sun, moon, or idols of wood or stone, humans all over the world invented or expressed their own ideas of god. Humans were attempting to answer eternal questions of how and why the world worked as it did. They felt helpless and sought a way to explain and influence the elements and the events in life. They could then appeal to their gods in hopes of hedging the outcome of a life out of their control. As society evolved and the needs of mankind changed, so did their gods. As some men rose to power and the stations of leaders and priests were established, their gods reflected the leaders' desires, hopes, and fears. Powerful men used their gods to threaten and control the common person. Idols eventually began to desire human sacrifice, then the sacrifice of children. At least that is how the people interpreted the silence of their gods as they worked harder and harder in an ever-escalating attempt to appease them. In time, these gods evolved from protectors to murderers. It was the price of protection. Even the gods of the Jews, Yahweh and El, were gods of war and destruction. Their evolution into a single, compassionate deity took centuries and reflected changes within the Jewish world. This evolution of God, the Christian religion, and doctrine that followed is what we shall examine.

The Evolution of the Idea of God An Inquiry Into the Origins of Religions

The Evolution of the Idea of God  An Inquiry Into the Origins of Religions Book
Author : Grant Allen
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-11-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Evolution of the Idea of God: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Religions" by Grant Allen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

No God But God

No God But God Book
Author : Reza Aslan
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2012-08-14
ISBN : 0385739761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the rituals and traditions of Islam, and discusses the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him and the emergence of his successors.

The Evolution Of God

The Evolution Of God Book
Author : Robert Wright
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-11-04
ISBN : 0748118551
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For centuries, faithful followers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have looked to their holy texts for spiritual guidance, social and political mandates, and answers to man's burning questions about the workings of the universe. But what if these believers have been overlooking the most important message in their Scriptures? In THE EVOLUTION OF GOD, bestselling author Robert Wright finds a kind of 'hidden code' in the Bible and the Koran. Read closely, he says, these texts reveal the key to harmony among the Abrahamic faiths, and thus to a peaceful world - nothing less than the salvation of humankind. THE EVOLUTION OF GOD explains why spirituality has a role today, why science affirms the validity of the religious quest, and why the future will hold harmony instead of religious extremism. If there is an author capable of giving us a revolutionary, enlightening re-reading of the Scriptures, it is Robert Wright. He has written acclaimed and influential books on the evolution of our minds and our history. Now he tackles the evolution of God.

Big Gods

Big Gods Book
Author : Ara Norenzayan
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN : 0691169748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines how the belief in gods has lead to cooperation and sometimes conflict between groups. The author also looks at how some cooperative societies have developed without belief in gods.

The God of Evolution

The God of Evolution Book
Author : Denis Edwards
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780809138548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"What does accepting the theory of evolution mean for Christian theology? Does God create through a process of random mutation and natural selection? In The God of Evolution, Denis Edwards tackles hard questions about the relationship between contemporary science and Christian faith. By examining traditional Christian concepts through the prism of evolutionary thought, Edwards opens up new ways of thinking about the nature of God and the universe."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

God Evolution and Animal Suffering

God  Evolution  and Animal Suffering Book
Author : Bethany N. Sollereder
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-29
ISBN : 0429881851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859, theologians were faced with the dilemma of God creating through evolution. Suddenly, pain, suffering, untimely death and extinction appeared to be the very tools of creation, and not a result of the sin of humanity. Despite this paradigm shift, the question of non-human suffering has been largely overlooked within theodicy debates, overwhelmed by the extreme human suffering of the twentieth century. This book redresses this imbalance by offering a rigorous academic treatment of the questions surrounding God and the suffering of non-human animals. Combining theological, philosophical, and biblical perspectives, this book explores the relationship between God and Creation within Christian theology. First it dismantles the popular theological view that roots violence and suffering in the animal kingdom in the fall of humanity. Then, through an exploration of the nature of love, it affirms that there are multiple reasons to suggest that God and creation can both be "good", even with the presence of violence and suffering. This is an innovative exploration of an under-examined subject that encompasses issues of theology, science, morality and human-animal interactions. As such, it will be of keen interest to scholars and academics of religion and science, the philosophy of religion, theodicy, and biblical studies.

God

God Book
Author : Reza Aslan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-11-07
ISBN : 0553394738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, “Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we’re believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.” But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature—our compassion, our thirst for justice—but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. Praise for God “Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary.”—HuffPost “Tantalizing . . . Driven by [Reza] Aslan’s grace and curiosity, God . . . helps us pan out from our troubled times, while asking us to consider a more expansive view of the divine in contemporary life.”—The Seattle Times “A fascinating exploration of the interaction of our humanity and God.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “[Aslan’s] slim, yet ambitious book [is] the story of how humans have created God with a capital G, and it’s thoroughly mind-blowing.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Aslan is a born storyteller, and there is much to enjoy in this intelligent survey.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Evolution of Creation

The Evolution of Creation Book
Author : Sharon Engdahl,Terry Engdahl
Publisher : Publish America
Release : 2010-04-27
ISBN : 9781448942282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creation and evolution are compatible, not contradictory. Integration of the two concepts requires only that we relax the man-conceived measurement of time. Evolution is a tool God uses through time to create the universe and all in it. The Evolution of Creation helps children worldwide understand how science and religion go hand-in-hand.Parents, grandparents, teachers and others will embrace this unique book to educate young minds about how evolution theory and the creation story work in harmony. The book also helps adults clarify their own thinking.The Evolution of Creation is intended primarily for pre-school and elementary school age levels. With few words and beautiful illustrations, the book invites children and adults to think critically together about the traditional questions of "Where did we come from?" and "How did we get here?"

Where God and Science Meet Evolution genes and the religious brain

Where God and Science Meet  Evolution  genes  and the religious brain Book
Author : Patrick McNamara
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780275987893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this far-reaching and novel work, experts from across the nation and around the world present evolutionary, neuroscientific and psychological approaches to explaining and exploring religion, including the newest findings and evidence that have spurred the fledgling field of neurotheology. Spiritual practices, or awakenings, have an impact on brain, mind and personality. These changes are being scientifically predicted and proven. For example, studies show Buddhist priests and Franciscan nuns at the peak of religious feelings show a functional change in the lobes of their brain. Similar processes have been found in people with epilepsy, which Hippocrates called "the sacred disease." New research is showing that, not only does a person's brain activity change in particular areas while that person is experiencing religion epiphany, but that such events can be created for some people, even self-professed atheists, by stimulating various parts of the brain. It is not the goal of neurotheology to prove or disprove the existence of God, but to understand the biology of spiritual experiences. Such experiences seem to exist outside of time and space--caused by the brain losing its perception of a boundary between physical body and outside world. Understanding why this is the case could help explain other intangible events, such as altered states of consciousness, possession, supposed alien visitations, near-death experiences and out-of-body events. Understanding how and why these abilities evolved in the brain could also help us understand how religion contributes to the survival of the human race.

Why Man Made Gods and Dogs

Why Man Made Gods and Dogs Book
Author : John Lloyd Burton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010-06
ISBN : 9780956558800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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God After Darwin

God After Darwin Book
Author : John F. Haught
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-04
ISBN : 0429979797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In God After Darwin, eminent theologian John F. Haught argues that the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolutionists and Christian apologists is fundamentally misdirected: Both sides persist in focusing on an explanation of underlying design and order in the universe. Haught suggests that what is lacking in both of these competing ideologies is the notion of novelty, a necessary component of evolution and the essence of the unfolding of the divine mystery. He argues that Darwin's disturbing picture of life, instead of being hostile to religion-as scientific skeptics and many believers have thought it to be-actually provides a most fertile setting for mature reflection on the idea of God. Solidly grounded in scholarship, Haught's explanation of the relationship between theology and evolution is both accessible and engaging. The second edition of God After Darwin features an entirely new chapter on the ongoing, controversial debate between intelligent design and evolution, including an assessment of Haught's experience as an expert witness in the landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District on teaching evolution and intelligent design in schools.