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Excellent beauty : the naturalness of religion and the unnaturalness of the world

Author: Eric Dietrich
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A philosopher and cognitive scientist returns wonder to scientific discovery while bringing religious phenomena down to earth.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Dietrich
ISBN: 9780231171021 0231171021
OCLC Number: 949329428
Description: xvi, 191 s. : illustrations
Contents: The traveler to excellent beauty : invited rather than drafted --
Of spiritual journeys --
What is a religion? --
The one billion --
The traveler's dark night of the soul --
Appendix to chapter 4. Statistics and probability meet job --
The biology of religion, the psychology of morality --
Justifying the ways of God to man . via evolution --
Appendix to chapter 5. Yes, there really is such a thing as a coincidence --
Does God want you dead? --
Good without gods --
The journey in tatters --
Beyond atheism : the religion illusion --
The Janus-faced hominid --
The heretic's way : into the mysterious realm --
Some strangeness in the proportion --
Appendix to chapter 10. A compendium of mysteries --
The beauty of seeing more than we can understand --
Appendix to chapter 11. Welcome to the inscrutable --
The personal mystery and the impersonal God --
Summa mysteriologica.
Responsibility: Eric Dietrich

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