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Author Teehan, John

Title In the name of God : the evolutionary origins of religious ethics and violence / John Teehan

Publ Info Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  BJ1188 .T44 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  BJ1188 .T44 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  BJ1188 .T44 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 272 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Blackwell public philosophy
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-258) and index
Contents Evolution and mind -- The evolution of morality -- Setting the task -- The moral brain -- The first layer : kin selection -- The second layer : reciprocal altruism -- A third layer : indirect reciprocity -- A fourth layer : cultural group selection -- A fifth layer : the moral emotions -- From moral grammar to moral systems -- The evolution of moral religions -- Setting the task -- The evolution of the religious mind -- Conceptualizing the almighty -- The moral function of gods -- Evolutionary religious ethics : Judaism -- Setting the task -- Constructing Yahweh -- TheTen Commandments : an evolutionary interpretation -- The evolved law -- Evolutionary religious ethics : Christianity -- Setting the task -- Constructing the Christ -- Setting the boundaries : Christian and/or Jew? -- The third race : Christians as in-group -- Putting on Christ : Christianity's signals of commitment -- Loving your neighbor and turning the other cheek -- Religion, violence, and the evolved mind -- Setting the task -- Devoted to destruction : sanctified violence and Judaism -- The blood of the Lamb -- A case study in the evolved psychology of religious violence : 9/11/01 -- Religion evolving -- Setting the task -- Varieties of religious expressions -- If there were no God -- Religion, ethics, and violence : an assessment -- Responding to religion, ethics, and violence : some proposals
LC subject Religious ethics
Violence -- Religious aspects
Psychology, Religious
Evolutionary psychology
Cognitive psychology
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