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The Resource Believers : faith in human nature, Melvin Konner, MD

Believers : faith in human nature, Melvin Konner, MD

Label
Believers : faith in human nature
Title
Believers
Title remainder
faith in human nature
Statement of responsibility
Melvin Konner, MD
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An anthropologist examines the nature of religiosity, and how it shapes and benefits humankind. Believers is a scientist's answer to attacks on faith by some well-meaning scientists and philosophers-- 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 ultimately harmful. Konner, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew but has lived his adult life without such faith, explores the psychology, development, brain science, evolution, and even genetics of the varied religious impulses we as a species experience. Conceding that faith is not for everyone, he views religious people with a sympathetic eye; his own upbringing, his apprenticeship in the trancedance religion of the African Bushmen, and his friends in Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and other faiths have all shaped his perspective. He concludes 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
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Konner, Melvin
Dewey number
306.6
Index
index present
LC call number
BL626.3
LC item number
.K66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faith
  • Religiousness
  • Belief and doubt
Label
Believers : faith in human nature, Melvin Konner, MD
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Encounters -- Varieties -- Elementary forms -- The God map -- Harvesting faith -- Convergences -- Good to think? -- The voice of the child -- Awe evolving -- Goodness! -- If not religion, what?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 244 pages
Isbn
9780393651867
Lccn
2019020016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1107068095
  • (OCoLC)1107068095
Label
Believers : faith in human nature, Melvin Konner, MD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Encounters -- Varieties -- Elementary forms -- The God map -- Harvesting faith -- Convergences -- Good to think? -- The voice of the child -- Awe evolving -- Goodness! -- If not religion, what?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 244 pages
Isbn
9780393651867
Lccn
2019020016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1107068095
  • (OCoLC)1107068095

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