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Tremendous insight and knowledge and extremely readable.
It's indicative of the superficiality of the author's anthropological knowledge that he doesn't seem to have encountered this fact, either.
Wade has done a masterful job of illustrating the common elements in many religions and tracing them to their historic roots.
This has really influenced my view on religion in a positive way, allowing me to be both objective and compassionate to religious people, instead of constantly angry or bitter. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Elizabeth M. Shoemaker
Negative stars. In the last chapters the author essentially says Christianity should be taught in schools to instill moral values and understanding of the majority belief, and that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by sans
Padded with thumbnail comparative histories of the 3 major western religions.
Keeps saying "IF there are parts of the brain hardwired for belief.. Read more
This is a wonderful journey through human history. I never thought about the evolution of religion before the rise of monotheism in the middle east, nor entertained the idea of it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Louise Radanovich
That religions start, evolve and endure are a tribute to the starting, evolution and endurance of rumors in the office. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fred Bichl
After reading his earlier work "Before the Dawn" I knew this would be good and it is. Now I am reading " How to Read the Bible" to learn more from James Kugel... Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. barthel
This book is very good and explains much about why humans need any religion. I would recommend it to anyone who is curious about why we have religion and about the beginnings of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ron Rey
Will read anything Wade writes. This book was no exceptionPublished 4 months ago by Bill Ballantyne
Fascinating treatment of how morality evolved and changed into religiosity in human beings. Very we'll written and authoritativePublished 5 months ago by Ron Fannin