The Good Book of Human Nature

The Good Book of Human Nature

An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible

Book - 2016
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"In The Good Book of Human Nature, evolutionary anthropologist Carel van Schaik and historian Kai Michel advance a new view of Homo sapiens' cultural evolution. The Bible, they argue, was written to make sense of the single greatest change in history: the transition from egalitarian hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies. Religion arose as a strategy to cope with the unprecedented levels of epidemic disease, violence, inequality, and injustice that confronted us when we abandoned the bush--and which still confront us today, "--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of Perseus Books Group, [2016]
ISBN: 9780465074709
0465074707
Branch Call Number: 220.6 SCHAIK
Characteristics: vi, 472 pages ; 25 cm

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