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Creation of the sacred: tracks of biology in early religions

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Publisher:
Harvard University Press,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Language:
English
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Sacrifice - ranging from the sacrifice of virgins to circumcision to giving up what is most valued - is essential to all religions. Could there be a natural, even biological, reason for these practices? Something that might explain why religions of so many different cultures share so many rituals and concepts? This book explores the possibility of natural religion - a religious sense and practice naturally proceeding from biological imperatives.
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9780674175693
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subject_facet Human evolution -- Religious aspects, Physical anthropology -- Religious aspects, Religion, Sociobiology -- Religious aspects
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