Why Would Anyone Believe In God? / Edition 1

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Overview

Psychologist Barrett demonstrates how belief in God is quite natural given the structure of our minds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759106673
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Cognitive Science of Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 455,601
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

After completing his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Cornell University, Justin Barrett served on the psychology faculties of Calvin College (Michigan) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and as a research fellow of the Institute for Social Research. Recently, he was the Associate Director for the International Culture and Cognition Consortium and an editor of the Journal of Cognition and Culture. His cross-cultural, developmental, and experimental research on religious concepts has appeared in numerous books and scholarly journals. Dr. Barrett currently provides consulting on numerous research and evaluation projects for academic and non-profit groups, especially concerning the interface of science and religion.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 What does it mean to "believe"? 1
Ch. 2 Where do beliefs in gods come from? : religious concepts as minimally counterintuitive 21
Ch. 3 Where do beliefs in gods come from? : finding agents everywhere 31
Ch. 4 Where do beliefs in gods come from? : additional factors that contribute to gods' credibility 45
Ch. 5 How religious actions enhance belief in gods 61
Ch. 6 The naturalness of belief in God 75
Ch. 7 The naturalness of believing in minds : an analog for understanding belief in God 95
Ch. 8 Why would anyone not believe in God? 107
Ch. 9 In conclusion 119
Glossary 125
References 129
Index 137
About the author 141
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