Books That Explain Why There is Religion

If you are seriously interested in knowing the real basis for belief you should read one of more of the following excellent books.

Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion, by Todd Tremlin.

Religion Explained, by Pascal Boyer.

In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion, by Scott Atran.

The Faith Instinct, by Nicholas Wade.

Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D'Aquili, and Vince Rause.

The Belief Instinct, by Jesse Bering.

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief, by Lewis Wolpert.

Valerie Tarico's chapter in The Christian Delusion is an excellent introduction to this whole subject.

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