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Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution: A Post-Review1

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AbstractThis essay is a “post-review,” that is, it surveys some forty book notes, reviews, and comments on Robert Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution (2011). Because of its unusual breadth in scope the book has received praise as a magnum opus. Main issues of critical contention include the work’s minimal engagement with other evolutionary approaches in the study of religion\s, the relevance of its evolutionary perspective for the chapters on the Axial Age, and the concept of the Axial Age.

Affiliations: 1: University of Bergen, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR)Postboks 7800, NO-5020, BergenNorwayMichael.Stausberg@ahkr.uib.no

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