Saturday, April 7, 2012

From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age

Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution is strong piece of work...

Robert N. Bellah has assembled an imposing cathedral of a book, drawing, brick by brick, from cosmology, paleontology, archeology, biology, neurology, anthropology, mythology, philosophy, theology, politics, and literature to address the role of religion in human history.  I found it very challenging to read and remain engaged with - it took me five months to complete its 606 pages - but I think it will sink in and become part of my thinking on the issues examined.  Others were less stunned when they finished reading this masterwork have written elegantly about it.  


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