Adieu to God : Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

By (author) Power, Mick

Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin. Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper? Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balanced approach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and medicine Acknowledges the many psychological benefits of religion while still questioning the validity of its supernatural belief systems and providing atheist alternatives to a fulfilling life

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  • Preface ix 1. A Short History of Religion 1 2. The Psychology of Religion-The Varieties of Normal Experience 33 3. The Psychology of Religion-The Varieties of Abnormal Experience 61 4. Social Structures and Religion 89 5. Religion, Power, and Control 113 6. Religion and Health 141 7. How to Be a Healthy Atheist 167 References 181 Author Index 191 Subject Index 195

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書名 Adieu to God : Why Psychology Leads to Atheism
著作者等 Power, Mick
書名別名 Why Psychology Leads to Atheism
出版元 Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
刊行年月 2012.02.03
ページ数 214p
大きさ H236 x W152
ISBN 9780470669938
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス