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Practicing safe sects : religious reproduction in scientific and philosophical perspective

Author: F LeRon Shults
Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2018.
Series: Philosophical studies in science and religion, volume 9
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Shults, F. LeRon.
Practicing safe sects.
Boston : Brill, 2018
(DLC) 2017061433
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F LeRon Shults
ISBN: 9789004360952 9004360956
OCLC Number: 1022075327
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Practicing Safe Sects: Religious Reproduction in Scientific and Philosophical Perspective; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Having "The Talk" about Religious Reproduction; Where Do Gods Come From?; What are the Consequences of "Doing It"?; Explaining the Nature and Nurture of Supernatural Conceptions; The Mechanisms of Anthropomorphic Promiscuity; The Mechanisms of Sociographic Prudery; The Reciprocal Reinforcement of Theogonic Mechanisms; The Anaphrodisiacal Effects of Science, Philosophy and Theology; 2 Bearing Gods in Mind and Culture Anthropomorphic Promiscuity and Sociographic PruderyConceiving God; The Fracture of an Illusion; Talking to the Enemy; Supernatural Selection; The Philosophical, Psychological, and Political Significance of the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion; 3 Excavating Theogonies; "Bearing Gods" in the Neolithic; Burials, Bulls, and Proprietary Production; Anthropomorphic Promiscuity at Çatalhöyük; Sociographic Prudery at Çatalhöyük; Theolytic Mechanisms in Science and Theology; 4 How to Survive the Anthropocence; Climate Change, Cultural Cognition and "Religion"; Homo deiparensis The Reciprocity of God-Bearing BiasesAdaptive Atheism; 5 Can Theism be Defeated?; Step 1. Leave the Cul-de-sac of Deductive/Inductive Arguments; Step 2. Start at the Site of Alleged Religious Abductions; Step 3. Don't be Afraid to Pursue Retroductive Destinations; 6 The Atheist Machine; Atheism and Schizoanalysis; Theogonic Mechanisms: How Gods are Born(e); Monotheistic Memories: The Birth of (A)theism; Deleuzian Social-Machines in Bio-Cultural Perspective; Becoming-Atheist; 7 Theology after Pandora; Bearing Gods in Mind and Culture; Avatar Theology; Evangelical Supernatural Agent Coalitions Iconoclastic Theology for TerrestrialsTheology after Pandora (and Eve); 8 Wising Up: The Evolution of Natural Theology; The Sophianic Theo-drama Hypothesis as a Religious "Adaptation"; Is the "Natural" Niche of Christian Theology Shrinking?; The Evolution of Natural(ist) Theology; 9 What's the Use?; Neville's Anthropomorphic Prudery and Sociographic Promiscuity; Pragmatic Reflections on Religious Reproduction; 10 Dis-integrating Psychology and Theology; Letting It All Fall Apart; Dis-integrating Psychology; Dis-integrating Theology; Dis-integrating Selves; Dis-integrating Gods Holding It All Together11 Religion and the Prizing of Peace; Kailash Satyarthi; Malala Yousafzai; Children, Religion, and Violence; 12 Practicing Safe Sects; But Isn't "Religion" Supposed to be Good for Us?; Safe Sects and Analytic Thought; Safe Sects and Altruistic Behavior; The Reciprocal Reinforcement of Theolytic Mechanisms; The (Methodological) Joy of (Simulating) Sects; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Philosophical studies in science and religion, volume 9
Responsibility: by F. LeRon Shults.


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