Why Would Anyone Believe in God? Why Would Anyone Believe in God?
Cognitive Science of Religion

Why Would Anyone Believe in God‪?‬

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Publisher Description

Because of the design of our minds. That is Justin Barrett's simple answer to the question of his title. With rich evidence from cognitive science but without technical language, psychologist Barrett shows that belief in God is an almost inevitable consequence of the kind of minds we have. Most of what we believe comes from mental tools working below our conscious awareness. And what we believe consciously is in large part driven by these unconscious beliefs. Barrett demonstrates that beliefs in gods match up well with these automatic assumptions; beliefs in an all-knowing, all-powerful God match up even better. Barrett goes on to explain why beliefs like religious beliefs are so widespread and why it is very difficult for our minds to think without them. Anyone who wants a concise, clear, and scientific explanation of why anyone would believe in God should pick up Barrett's book.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2004
May 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
152
Pages
PUBLISHER
AltaMira Press
SELLER
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
SIZE
917
KB

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Born Believers Born Believers
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Thriving with Stone Age Minds Thriving with Stone Age Minds
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Religious Cognition in China Religious Cognition in China
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The Roots of Religion The Roots of Religion
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How the Bible Works How the Bible Works
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Modes of Religiosity Modes of Religiosity
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Magic, Miracles, and Religion Magic, Miracles, and Religion
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Theorizing Religions Past Theorizing Religions Past
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Mind and Religion Mind and Religion
2005
God from the Machine God from the Machine
2006