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Supernatural As Natural

Author : Michael Winkelman
ISBN : 9781317343738
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a general introduction to the biological and evolutionary bases of religion and is suitable for introductory level courses in the anthropology and psychology of religion and comparative religion. Why did human ancestors everywhere adopt religious beliefs and customs? The presence and persistence of many religious features across the globe and time suggests that it is natural for humans to believe in the supernatural. In this new text, the authors explore both the biological and cultural dimensions of religion and the evolutionary origins of religious features.

Supernatural As Natural

Author : Michael Winkelman
ISBN : 9781317343721
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a general introduction to the biological and evolutionary bases of religion and is suitable for introductory level courses in the anthropology and psychology of religion and comparative religion. Why did human ancestors everywhere adopt religious beliefs and customs? The presence and persistence of many religious features across the globe and time suggests that it is natural for humans to believe in the supernatural. In this new text, the authors explore both the biological and cultural dimensions of religion and the evolutionary origins of religious features.

Supernatural As Natural

Author : Michael Winkelman
ISBN : 0131893033
Genre : Social Science
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Supernatural as Natural examines ways in which our religious beliefs and experiences are products of our biological make-up. This book takes as its fundamental starting point the insight that humans are animals whose primary means of adapting to the world is culture, including religion.

The Natural And The Supernatural In The Middle Ages

Author : Robert Bartlett
ISBN : 9780521878326
Genre : History
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Exploration of how medieval people categorized the world, concentrating on the division between the natural and the supernatural.

Supernatural As Natural A Biocultural Approach To Religion

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467299695
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Supernatural as Natural, A Biocultural Approach to Religion. In this book, you will learn topics such as CONSCIOUSNESS AND SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES, RITUALIZED ANIMAL BEHAVIORS AND THE ROOTS OF RELIGIOSITY, THE ORIGINS OF SHAMANISM AND THE FLOWERING OF RELIGIOSITY, and THE ORIGINS AND FUNCTIONS OF RELIGIOUS HEALING plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Supernatural And Natural Selection

Author : Lyle B. Steadman
ISBN : 9781317251163
Genre : Social Science
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Spanning many different epochs and varieties of religious experience, this book develops a new approach to religion and its role in human history. The authors look across a range of religious phenomena-from ancestor worship to totemism, shamanism, and worldwide modern religions-to offer a new explanation of the evolutionary success of religious behaviors. Their book is more empirical and verifiable than most previous books on evolution and religion because they develop an approach that removes guesswork about beliefs in the supernatural, focusing instead on the behaviors of individuals. The result is a pioneering look at how and why natural selection has favored religious behaviors throughout history.

From The Natural To The Supernatural

Author : Danielle DeMartino
ISBN : 1449715303
Genre : Religion
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Miracles, healings, raising of the dead, salvations and more true testimonials are found in this book of God's power, still at work today. Matthew 10:8 says, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Ephesians 4:11–12 says, “And He himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” God has given each one of us a calling that includes supernatural gifts. Be encouraged in your gifts as you read the true stories of a natural woman and others attaining the supernatural in Christ. “This book will truly change your perception of God’s ability to work the supernatural in you and through you! This timeless compilation of stories takes you on an amazing adventure of signs, wonders, and miracles communicated through many personal experiences. Not only has it compelled me to draw closer to God, but it has encouraged me to let God do the supernatural through me while relating to me on a very personal level! ” Pastor David Winston Youth Pastor LWCC Forest Park, IL. “From the Natural to the Supernatural is a must-read, a true gem! It thrusts you on an adventure into the realm of the Supernatural like you have never experienced before. This book inspires you to close the door on the mundane Christian life and explode full force without seat belts into the supernatural realm of God’s power, protection and provision. “ Love McPherson Gideon Group Chicago, IL.

Supernatural

Author : Clay Routledge
ISBN : 9780190629427
Genre : Psychology
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Humans are existential animals. We are all fully aware of our fragility, transience, and potential cosmic insignificance. Our ability to ponder the big questions about death and meaning and the anxiety that these questions can provoke have motivated us to be a species not only concerned about survival, but also about our significance. The quest for transcendent meaning is one reason why humans embrace the supernatural. Children naturally see the world as magical, yet when humans reach full cognitive development they are still drawn to supernatural beliefs and ideas that defy the laws of physics. Even those who consider themselves secular or atheists are seduced by supernatural belief systems. Clay Routledge, an experimental psychologist, asserts that belief or trust in forces beyond our understanding is rooted in our fear of death and need for meaning. In Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World, he reveals just how universal supernatural thinking is, and how this kind of thinking is adaptive and even healthy. Routledge takes readers through a wide range of fascinating research from psychology that paints a picture of humans as innate supernatural thinkers. Exploring research from the emerging field of experimental existential psychology, he makes the case that all humans have the same underlying existential needs, with similar coping strategies across times, cultures, and degrees of religiousness. Surprisingly, cultural institutions such as sports, environmentalism, secular humanism, and science also showcase supernatural attributes and qualities. Indeed, studies show that supernatural thinking assuages stress and anxiety and improves mood and psychological well-being. But there is a potential dark side to this line of thinking: it can lead to personal and social problems, and some individuals can take it a step too far. However, Routledge argues that this dark side of supernatural thinking is the exception, not the rule. Further, supernatural thinking is ever-present, and should unite us instead of dividing us.

Coyote America

Author : Dan Flores
ISBN : 9780465098538
Genre : Science
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Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." -Wall Street Journal Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.

The Natural And The Supernatural

Author : John Oman
ISBN : 9781107426948
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the sacred aspects of human existence in their relationship with the material world.

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