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By John Teehan

faith is without doubt one of the strongest forces working via human background, and even though usually awarded as a strength for solid, its influence is often violent and divisive. This provocative paintings brings jointly state of the art study from either evolutionary and cognitive psychology to aid readers comprehend the mental constitution of non secular morality and the origins of non secular violence.

  • Introduces a essentially new method of the research of faith in a method available to the final reader
  • Applies insights from evolutionary and cognitive psychology to either Judaism and Christianity, and their texts, to assist comprehend the origins of spiritual violence
  • Argues that spiritual violence is grounded within the ethical psychology of religion
  • Illustrates its debatable argument with regards to the 9-11 terrorist assaults, and the reaction to the assaults from either the terrorists and the President. indicates ideas for commencing to counter the divisive elements of religion
  • Discusses the function of faith and non secular feedback within the modern international. Argues for a place sceptical of the ethical authority of faith, whereas additionally critiquing the excesses of the “new atheists” for failing to understand the ethical contributions of religion
  • Awarded Honourable point out, 2010 Prose Awards

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