The Evolution of God

By Robert Wright (Trade Paperback, 2010)
In this sweeping, dazzling journey through history, Robert Wright unveils a discovery of crucial importance to the present moment: there is a pattern in the evolution Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and a "hidden code" in their scriptures. Through the prisms of archeology, theology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright repeatedly overturns conventional wisdom to show how and why religion can strengthen the social order-even in an age of globalization-and explains why modern science is not only compatible with religion, but actively affirms the validity of the religious quest.

Vast in scope and thrilling in ambition, The Evolution of God brilliantly alters our understanding of God and where He came from-and where He and we are going next.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316067447

    • On Sale Date: 05/03/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

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In this sweeping, dazzling journey through history, Robert Wright unveils a discovery of crucial importance to the present moment: there is a pattern in the evolution Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and a "hidden code" in their scriptures. Through the prisms of archeology, theology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright repeatedly overturns conventional wisdom to show how and why religion can strengthen the social order-even in an age of globalization-and explains why modern science is not only compatible with religion, but actively affirms the validity of the religious quest.

Vast in scope and thrilling in ambition, The Evolution of God brilliantly alters our understanding of God and where He came from-and where He and we are going next.

Robert Wright is a contributing editor of The New Republic, a Slate.com columnist, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the cofounder of www.bloggingheads.tv, runs the web-based video project www.meaningoflife.tv, and lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife and two daughters.

  • The Evolution Of God by Robert Wright

  • PRAISE FOR NONZERO


    "An original, accessible and thought-provoking view of history...full of rich detail, ingenious insight and bold argument."
    (The Economist).

  • "A feast of great thinking and writing about the most profound issues there are...fiercely intelligent, beautifully written, and engrossingly original." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Last year I read a book which influenced me greatly by a man named Robert Wright. It's called Nonzero, and, did you ever read a book where somebody says what you've been thinking, and you immediately decide the author is a genius?"

  • PRAISE FOR THE EVOLUTION OF GOD:

    "THE EVOLUTION OF GOD gives me hope...The tone of the book is dry skepticism with a dash of humour; the content is supple, dense and layered...fresh and necessary."
    (The Times).

  • "A brilliant book...provocative and controversial....THE EVOLUTION OF GOD is a great ride." (New York Times Book Review (cover review)).

  • "Straddling popular science, ancient history, and theology, this ambitious work sets out to resolve not only the clash of civilizations between the Judeo-Christian West and the Muslim world but also the clash between science and religion....Wright's core argument, that religion is getting 'better' with each passing aeon, is enthralling." (The New Yorker).

  • "A powerful edition to modern thought." (Wall Street Journal).

  • "A lively writer, supple thinker, and imaginative synthesizer." (Boston Globe
    ).

  • "Wright gives relief and intellectual ballast to those believers weary of the punching bag."
    (Newsweek).

  • (Library Journal).

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Product Details

The Evolution of God
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 592
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316067447
  • On Sale Date: 05/03/2010
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