Ara Norenzayan's Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict PDF

By Ara Norenzayan

ISBN-10: 1400848326

ISBN-13: 9781400848324

How did human societies scale up from tight-knit teams of hunter-gatherers to the massive, nameless, cooperative societies of today--even although anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did prepared religions with "Big Gods"--the nice monotheistic and polytheistic faiths--spread to colonize such a lot minds on the earth? In Big Gods, Ara Norenzayan makes the mind-blowing argument that those basic puzzles in regards to the origins of civilization solution each one other.

Sincere religion in watchful giant Gods unleashed unheard of cooperation inside of ever-expanding teams, but whilst it brought a brand new resource of capability clash among competing teams. And in a few elements of the realm, societies with atheist majorities--some of the main cooperative and wealthy within the world--have climbed religion's ladder, after which kicked it away.

Big Gods" solutions primary questions on the origins and unfold of worldwide religions and is helping us comprehend the increase of cooperative societies with out trust in gods.

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Tal vez detrás de esta idea está la espera intensa de la vuelta inminente de Jesús y del fin del mundo. Él mismo dice: <

La mayor parte de los Intérpretes celibatarios -felizmente la reciente versión de la Biblia católicoprotestante evita este error- han visto en este texto la respuesta de Pablo, cuando en realidad él no hace más que repetir la pregunta que le han hecho. El error gnóstico se transforma, de este modo, en el apoyo apostólico del celibato y del ideal de la virginidad. El Nuevo Testamento, en contra de su sentido verdadero, ha quedado en poder del creciente pesimismo sexual. Pablo sale al paso de la cuestión propuesta por los corintios.

A diferencia de casi todos los teólogos católicos, incluido Juan Pablo 11, que descubren la llamada estelar al celibato y a la vida monástica en la dificultad que presentan los discípulos al discurso de Jesús sobre el divorcio (Mt 19}: «SÍ tal es la condición del hombre respecto de su mujer, no trae cuenta casarse>>, y en la 42 respuesta que les da Jesús: <> (respuesta que se refiere a su doctrina sobre el matrimonio, no a la objeción de los discípulos), a diferencia, pues, de todos ellos, Pablo confiesa que no tiene conocimiento de ninguna palabra de Jesús que se pronuncie sobre el tema del celibato.

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