Dominic Johnson, <i>God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human</i>

Authors

  • Mary H Bugbee University of Connecticut

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.38290

Keywords:

cognitive science of religion, supernatural punishment, religion

Abstract

Dominic Johnson, God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human

Author Biography

Mary H Bugbee, University of Connecticut

Department of Anthropology

Doctoral student

References

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Johnson, Dominic. 2016. God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human (New York: Oxford University Press).

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Published

2020-08-05

How to Cite

Bugbee, M. H. (2020). Dominic Johnson, <i>God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human</i>. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 14(1), 189–192. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.38290