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The Resource Born believers : the science of children's religious belief, Justin L. Barrett

Born believers : the science of children's religious belief, Justin L. Barrett

Label
Born believers : the science of children's religious belief
Title
Born believers
Title remainder
the science of children's religious belief
Statement of responsibility
Justin L. Barrett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author, a developmental psychologist and anthropologist, presents a theory that we are predisposed to believe in God from birth. It all begins in the brain. Infants, under the sway of powerful internal and external forces, make sense of their environments by imagining a creative and intelligent agent, a grand controller who makes the sun shine and the night fall. In the chaos of childhood, where so much is out of the child's control, this belief in a morally good creator can bring tremendous comfort and calm. A child's world is then filled with beings who intentionally act upon the environment, maintaining order. Summarizing scientific experiments conducted with children across the globe, the author illustrates the ways human beings have come to develop complex belief systems about God's omniscience, the afterlife, and the immortality of deities, and shows how this underlies all of the major world religions, uniting them under one common source
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Justin L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faith
  • God
  • Child psychology
  • Children
  • Psychology, Religious
Label
Born believers : the science of children's religious belief, Justin L. Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Secret agents everywhere -- Children in search of a purpose -- Identifying the Maker -- The mind of God -- The nature of God -- Natural religion -- It's OK to be childish -- So stupid they'll believe anything? -- Is atheism unnatural? -- Should you introduce children to God? -- Encouraging children's religious development
Control code
018213139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p.
Isbn
9781439196540
Lccn
2011039581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Born believers : the science of children's religious belief, Justin L. Barrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Secret agents everywhere -- Children in search of a purpose -- Identifying the Maker -- The mind of God -- The nature of God -- Natural religion -- It's OK to be childish -- So stupid they'll believe anything? -- Is atheism unnatural? -- Should you introduce children to God? -- Encouraging children's religious development
Control code
018213139
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p.
Isbn
9781439196540
Lccn
2011039581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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