The Evolution of God

The Evolution of God

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism but to future harmony.Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking reexamination of the past and a visionary look forward.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400192816
Branch Call Number: eAudio hoopla
eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1140 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Morey, Arthur
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Dec 20, 2015

Fascinating title, and the opening chapters were good, but audio book was far too long. Middle and ending chapters dragged on and he could have made his point in much fewer words.

May 08, 2013

Insightful and compelling - I had several "aha" moments while listening to this audiobook. The evolution of religions in general and Abrahamic religions in particular are fascinating and provide a lot of insight about others reactions to world events. The zero sum and non-zero sum argument the author applies throughout the book explains much about the behaviors of apocaliptic Christians and radical Muslims.

L1br0V0re Apr 01, 2012

I am less than half-way through, but this will revolutionize your understanding of religion, looking at concepts among hunter-gatherer societies, animism, shamanism, and the emergence of monotheism in the ancient Near East. It will force one to rethink the Yahwist tradition as handed down in the Hebrew Bible and reintroduce us to the Ugaritic El and Asherah. I am determine to read more about Canaanite polytheism because of this book..


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