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Author Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement)

Title Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon / Daniel C. Dennett.

Publication Info. New York : Viking, 2006.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  200 DEN    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  200 DEN    DUE 12-18-20
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  BL 2775.3 .D46 2006    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  200 DENNETT    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  200 DEN    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  200 DEN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  200 DEN    AVAILABLE
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 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  200 DEN    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-426) and index.
Summary An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future. For a growing number of people, there is nothing more important than religion. It is an integral part of their marriage, child rearing, and community. In this daring new book, distinguished philosopher Dennett takes a hard look at this phenomenon and asks why. Where does our devotion to God come from and what purpose does it serve? Is religion a blind evolutionary compulsion or a rational choice? In a narrative that ranges widely through history, philosophy, and psychology, Dennett explores how organized religion evolved from folk beliefs and why it is such a potent force today. He contends that the "belief in belief" has fogged any attempt to rationally consider the existence of God and the relationship between divinity and human need.--From publisher description.
Subject Religion -- Controversial literature.
ISBN 067003472X
Standard No. 9780670034727

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