A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion, by Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt. MIT Press, 2015. 247pp. Hb., $46. ISBN: 9780262028547.

Authors

  • Hans Van Eyghen Free University Amsterdam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.27221

Keywords:

philosophy of religion, natural theology, cognitive science of religion

References

De Cruz, Helen and Johan De Smedt. 2015. A Natural History of Natural Theology. The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hume, David. 1976. The Natural History of Religion. Oxford: Clarendon.

McCauley, Robert N. 2011. Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mckay, R. and H. Whitehouse. 2014. “Religion and Morality.” Psychological Bulletin 141: 447–473. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0038455

Shariff, A. F., A. Norenzayan and J. Henrich. 2009. “The Birth of High Gods: How the Cultural Evolution of Supernatural Policing Agents Influenced the Emergence of Complex, Cooperative Human Societies, Paving the Way for Civilization.” In Evolution, Culture and the Human Mind, edited by M. Schaller, A. Norenzayan, S. Heine, T. Yamagishi and T. Kameda, 119–136. New York: Psychology Press. Available at: http://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~cultevolab/pdfs/ShariffNorHenReligionChapter_final%20sep26.pdf

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2017-02-01

How to Cite

Van Eyghen, H. (2017). A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion, by Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt. MIT Press, 2015. 247pp. Hb., $46. ISBN: 9780262028547. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 3(2), 207–209. https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.27221

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