Why We Believe In God S


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In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, with Clare Aukofer, offers a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes of religious belief in the same way any scientist would investigate the movement of astronomical bodies or the evolution of life over time—that is, as a purely natural phenomenon. Providing compelling evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, and related fields, he, with Ms. Aukofer, presents an easily accessible and exceptionally convincing case that god(s) were created by man—not vice versa. With this slim volume, Dr. Thomson establishes himself as a must-read thinker and leading voice on the primacy of reason and science over superstition and religion.

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Author by J. Anderson Thomson
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780984493234

Why I Believe In God


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Author by Cornelius Van Til
Genre eBook Apologetics
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ISBN Number 9781621547570

Why Would Anyone Believe In God


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Because of the design of our minds. That is Justin Barrett's simple answer to the question of his title. With rich evidence from cognitive science but without technical language, psychologist Barrett shows that belief in God is an almost inevitable consequence of the kind of minds we have. Most of what we believe comes from mental tools working below our conscious awareness. And what we believe consciously is in large part driven by these unconscious beliefs. Barrett demonstrates that beliefs in gods match up well with these automatic assumptions; beliefs in an all-knowing, all-powerful God match up even better. Barrett goes on to explain why beliefs like religious beliefs are so widespread and why it is very difficult for our minds to think without them. Anyone who wants a concise, clear, and scientific explanation of why anyone would believe in God should pick up Barrett's book.

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Author by Justin L. Barrett
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number UOM:39015059101132

Why I Believe In God


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Author by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number LCCN:2006576600

I Believe In God


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Thomas P. Rausch carefully explores the controversies that led to the development of the Apostles Creed and thereby brings it to life for modern readers. More importantly, he maintains that the Creed is most fully alive when those who profess it do so as a personal response to their baptismal call. Attentive to the ways in which the language of the Creed is relevant to the experience of twenty-first-century Christians, he leads us to understand what Pope Benedict meant when he said the Creed is a tiny summa in which everything essential is expressed. With Rauschs guidance, readers will confess those essentials with greater conviction and appreciation.

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Author by Thomas P. Rausch
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0814652603

The Religion Virus


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"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! (Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation.) Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and touching. (Wes Unruh, author, The Art of Memetics, editor of alteratic.com.) Full of powerful, ground-breaking ideas, packaged in a deceptively simple, easy-reading style. James has created one of those rare books where, every few pages, I find myself thinking, "I need to send a copy of this to so-and-so." This is the most fun I've had reading non-fiction in a long time. (Phil Steele, Editor, Fragment and The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics)"--From Amazon.com.

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Author by Craig A. James
Genre eBook Evolutionary psychology
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ISBN Number 1482371006

Why I Believe In God


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Evidence of the existence of God and of the spirits is all around us. They are manifested over everything—from infinitesimal beings to infinity. Despite this evidence, skeptics, declaring themselves monists, materialists, and atheists, thrive. In Why I Believe in God: Atheism: A Self-Delusion, author João de Deus Brasil tells how he fell into such a mindset during his adolescence. In his youth, he dared to deny the existence of God and doubted there was a superior being watching and controlling the whole universe. Just like many other young people, he was arrogant and resisted admitting the real truth. He then shares how the Father, in His unfathomable design, made things clearer to him by exposing him and his family to irrefutable evidence that proved His existence, omniscience, and omnipotence. Through Why I Believe in God, Brasil seeks to extend the benefits of rational faith and knowledge of a greater reality of God and the immortal spirits to his readers. Through his experience and research, readers who have not yet found God will be opened to the proof of His existence—and those who have faith will find it strengthened.

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Author by Joao De Deus Brasil
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ISBN Number 9781462071852

Why Believe


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C. Sephen Evans has written a pointed and personal book directed to those who want to have faith but whose thinking has been obscured by the static of prevailing philosophies, illuminating the attraction and reasonableness of Christianity.

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Author by C. Stephen Evans
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ISBN Number 9780802801272

Why Faith Makes Sense


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While the Bible declares, "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God," our culture has turned that statement on its head. The mantra of today's intellectual crowd is that the fool is the one who believes in God. Sadly, some Christians are starting to believe this, too. Will Davis Jr. says this is nonsense. You don't have to stop thinking to be a Christian. In fact, faith is the logical, natural progression of good reasoning, and it is less foolish to believe in God than not to believe. With common language, humor, biblical teaching, and real-life stories, Why Faith Makes Sense helps everyday believers understand why belief is the rational outcome of clear thinking about the evidence that surrounds us.

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Author by Will Jr. Davis
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780800732486

How To Believe In God


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In How to Believe in God, Clark Strand, an accomplished master of both Eastern and Western mystical practices, takes on the most troublesome and provocative passages from Judeo-Christian scripture, transforming the Bible into a manual of spiritual liberation for the twenty-first-century seeker. Offering a revolutionary new model of approaching the Bible, he frees those sacred scriptures from superstition, dogma, and tribalism, and in the process recovers their universal teaching on salvation and belief. Drawing on his personal experiences, including his Bible Belt upbringing, his years as a Buddhist monk, and his life as a father and husband in a small rural community, Strand makes even the most subtle spiritual teaching heartfelt and accessible. How to Believe in God illuminates a clear path to reclaiming a God that leaves nothing out and leaves no one behind. His open, gentle, pioneering approach to faith allows everyone—from churchgoing Christians to those with no religious affiliation at all—to experience the Bible in new and exciting ways.

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Author by Clark Strand
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780385529525