Annotations for Evolution of God


Baker & Taylor
A narrative examination of religion through the ages by the prize-winning author of The Moral Animal and Nonzero identifies a pattern that has emerged in the evolutions of forefront monotheistic faiths, drawing on a range of disciplines to challenge basic assumptions while explaining how science actually affirms the validity of spiritual quests.

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Baker & Taylor
A narrative examination of religion through the ages identifies a pattern that has emerged in the evolution of monotheistic faiths, challenging basic assumptions while explaining how science actually affirms the validity of spiritual quests.

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Baker & Taylor
In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils 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.--From publisher description.

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Book News
A contributing editor at The New Republic, Wright (New American Foundation) explores the history of religion and its future from a materialist standpoint, believing that the origin and development of religion can be explained by reference to concrete, observable factors such as human nature, political and economic conditions, and technological change. He covers the birth and growth of gods, the emergence of Abrahamic monotheism, the invention of Christianity, the triumph of Islam, and God going or not going global. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Hachette Book Group
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.

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