Why we need religion
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018].
Format
Book
ISBN
9780190469672, 0190469676
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viii, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018].
Language
English
ISBN
9780190469672, 0190469676

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-241) and index.
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"Stephen T. Asma argues that religion, like art, has direct access to our emotional lives in ways that science does not. Science can cause curiosity and wonder, but much emotional suffering and vulnerability is beyond the reach of scientific help. Unlike secular authors who praise religion's ethical and civilizing functions, Asma argues that its core value lies in its emotionally therapeutic power...Asma describes the way in which religion manages rage, play, lust, care, grief, and so on. [This book] is a surprising and persuasive Darwinian defense of religious emotions and the cultural systems that manage them."--,provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Asma, S. T. (2018). Why we need religion . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Asma, Stephen T. 2018. Why We Need Religion. Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Asma, Stephen T. Why We Need Religion Oxford University Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Asma, Stephen T. Why We Need Religion Oxford University Press, 2018.

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