The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/28/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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A noted science writer offers a convincing case based on a broad range of scientific evidence for the evolutionary basis of religion.

Author Biography

Nicholas Wade has been on the editorial staff of The New York Times, Nature, and Science. He is the author of six previous books, including Before the Dawn. He lives in New Jersey.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Religionp. 1
The Moral Instinctp. 18
The Evolution of Religious Behaviorp. 38
Music, Dance and Trancep. 78
Ancestral Religionp. 98
The Transformationp. 124
The Tree of Religionp. 144
Morality, Trust and Tradep. 192
The Ecology of Religionp. 211
Religion and Warfarep. 233
Religion and Nationp. 253
The Future of Religionp. 276
Notesp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
Indexp. 301
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