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Believers : faith in human nature

Author: Melvin Konner
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An anthropologist examines the nature of religiosity, and how it shapes and benefits humankind. Believers is a scientist's answer to attacks on faith by some well-meaning scientists and philosophers-- a firm rebuke of the "Four Horsemen": Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, known for writing about religion as something irrational and ultimately harmful. Konner, who was raised as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Konner
ISBN: 9780393651867 039365186X
OCLC Number: 1107068095
Description: xxv, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Encounters --
Varieties --
Elementary forms --
The God map --
Harvesting faith --
Convergences --
Good to think? --
The voice of the child --
Awe evolving --
Goodness! --
If not religion, what?
Responsibility: Melvin Konner, MD.

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An atheistic scientist has written a book that comprehends the color, variety, depth, and value of faith. An exhilarating and inspiring work.--Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, author of David: The Read more...

 
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