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The Natural History of Religion

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The Natural History of Religion is a classic religious history essay by David Hume. In this essay, Hume offers a pioneering naturalist account of the causes, effects, and historical development of religious belief. Hume argues that a crude polytheism was the earliest religion of mankind and locates the origins of religion in emotion, particularly hope, fear, and the desire to control the future. He further argues that monotheism arises from competition between religions, as believers seek to distinguish their deities as ...

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The Natural History of Religion
2016, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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The Natural History of Religion
2015, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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The Natural History of Religion
2011, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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The Natural History of Religion
2011, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, North Charleston SC

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The Natural History of Religion
2010, Ezreads Publications, LLC

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The Natural History Of Religion
2010, Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish MT

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The Natural History of Religion
2007, NuVision Publications, [Sioux Falls, South Dakota]

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Natural History of Religion
1957, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

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