Even "Bigger Gods" developed amongst the pastoralist followers of Moses and Mohammed: Consistent with uncertainty and disadvantage, but not prosocality
2016 (English)In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, ISSN 0140-525X, E-ISSN 1469-1825, Vol. 39, 27-28 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) PublishedText
The gods of monotheistic religions, which began amongst pastoralists and defeated exiles, are closer to Big Gods than those associated with ancient city-based polities. The development of Big Gods is contingent upon a need to reduce uncertainty and negative feelings in combination with a relatively high level of prosociality, rather than a need to induce or assess prosociality.
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2016. Vol. 39, 27-28 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121613DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15000412ISI: 000375051800011PubMedID: 26948728OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-121613DiVA: diva2:940232