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Why We Need Religion: An Agnostic Celebration of Spiritual Emotions

ISBN : 9780190469672

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¥4,609
Author: 
Stephen T. Asma
Pages
264 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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Religion appears to be about God, messiahs, churchgoing, and morality, but that is only the appearance. It is really about lust, rage, grief, love and the other core emotions. Why We Need Religion is about the way religion successfully manages human emotions, for the good of the individual and the group.

Index: 

Introduction: Opiate for the masses?
Chapter One: Adventures in the Creation Museum
Chapter Two: Sorrow, Death, and Emotional Management
Chapter Three: Forgiveness and the Restart Button
Chapter Four: Mental training: Peace, Resilience and Sacrifice
Chapter Five: Ecstasy, Joy, and Play
Chapter Six: Fear and Rage
Epilogue

About the author: 

Stephen Asma is a Professor of Philosophy and Founding Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science, and Culture at Columbia College, Chicago.

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