Table of Contents for Evolution of God


Introduction 3
I THE BIRTH AND GROWTH OF GODS
1. The Primordial Faith
9
2. The Shaman
29
3. Religion in the Age of Chiefdoms
46
4. Gods of the Ancient States
70
II THE EMERGENCE OF ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM
5. Polytheism, the Religion of Ancient Israel
99
6. From Polytheism to Monolatry
131
7. From Monolatry to Monotheism
165
8. Philo Story
188
9. Logos: The Divine Algorithm
216
III THE INVENTION OF CHRISTIANITY
10. What Did Jesus Do?
245
11. The Apostle of Love
264
12. Survival of the Fittest Christianity
288
13. How Jesus Became Savior
303
IV THE TRIUMPH OF ISLAM
14. The Koran
329
15. Mecca
344
16. Medina
355
17. Jihad
375
18. Muhammad
389
V GOD GOES GLOBAL (OR DOESN'T)
19. The Moral Imagination
409
20. Well, Aren't We Special?
431
Afterword: By the Way, What Is God? 444
Appendix: How Human Nature Gave Birth to Religion 460
A Note on Translations 484
Acknowledgments 486
Notes 489
Bibliography 542
Index 555