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Believers: Faith in Human Nature

Believers: Faith in Human Nature (Audio CD / Audio)

By Konner, Melvin
Narrator Parks, Tom

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Believers is a scientist's answer to attacks on faith by some well-meaning scientists and philosophers. It is a firm rebuke of the Four Horsemen -Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens-known for writing about religion as something irrational and ult...imately harmful. Anthropologist Melvin Konner explores the psychology, development, brain science, evolution, and even genetics of the varied religious impulses we experience as a species. Conceding that faith is not for everyone, he views religious people with a sympathetic eye; his own upbringing, his apprenticeship in the trance-dance religion of the African Bushmen, and his friends and explorations in Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and other faiths have all shaped his perspective. Faith has always manifested itself in different ways-some revelatory and comforting; some kind and good; some ecumenical and cosmopolitan; some bigoted, coercive, and violent. But the future, Konner argues, will both produce more nonbelievers, and incline the religious among us-holding their own by having larger families-to increasingly reject prejudice and aggression. Believers shows us that religion does much good as well as undoubted harm, and that for at least a large minority of humanity, the belief in things unseen neither can nor should go away.
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ISBN 9781684573899
Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
Publisher HighBridge Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781684573899
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Publisher HighBridge Audio
Imprint HighBridge Audio
Released 10 Sep 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Konner, Melvin
Narrator Parks, Tom
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Religion & Beliefs
Religious Experience
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Religious Groups
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
History Of Science
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 137mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade