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Perhaps one of the most fascinating studies I have read. The reference itself is a gold mine.Published 6 months ago by Kamran Razvan
If you aren't afraid to open your mind and learn about how human beings invented the idea of "God" and religion than this is the book for you.Published 14 months ago by Bryan Lysaght
Excellent information but presented in a very academic, circuitous manor. Not an easy read.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting topic. Only a mild interest here got me to try it but I was sucked into wanting to know so much more, I read this years ago and only now got around to reviewing it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by rob0bOy
This was a very complicated study, but I found it very revealing. In my opinion his review of the history of religion and religious impulses are more objective than trying to... Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Charles W Sutherland
All societies at all times have exhibited religions but it is hard to really understand why. Scott Atran characterises a religion as `a community's costly and hard-to-fake... Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Nigel Seel
Why do people worship gods they can't see and believe the absurd (or counterintuitive as the author puts it)? Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by J. Davis
I am a reasonably intelligent person who, for the first time in his life, has been reading about religion. I started with Karen Armstrong's In the Beginning. Read morePublished on March 19, 2010 by Alan Baily
This is a quite extraordinary book, full of rich insights, interesting theorizing, and the product of a life time of study of world religions. I learned a lot. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Historied