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RELIGION AND THE HUMAN CONDITION 
Chapter Outline
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INTRODUCTION
	 Chapter 1. The Human Condition 
ONE: RELIGION AS AN OBJECT OF STUDY
	Chapter 2. Homo Religiosus
	 I. The Fourth Great Awakening	
	 II. The Dialog of Ecumenicalism and Revelation
	 III. Resume
	Chapter 3. Tylor's Lowest Common Denominator and the Social Science Stance
	 I. From Classical Tolerance to Scientific Model
	 II. The "Science" of Religion
	 III. The Social Science Stance	
	 IV. Neutral Zone or Contested Territory?
	 V. Tylor's Definition as Amended
TWO: RELIGION AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION 
	Chapter 4. Consciousness 
	 I. Myth and Hypothesis
	 II. The Dark Night of Consciousness
	 III. From Pseudo-myth to Hypothesis
	 IV. Relgion and Cultural Selection
	 V. Conclusion
	Chapter 5. Morality, Gender and Class
	 I. The Social Construction of Morality
	 II. Religion and Morality Maintenance
	 III. Morality and Social Order
	Chapter 6. The Evil Empire
	 I. Who Begat Satan?
	 II. Demons of the World, Unite
	 III. Absolutizing the Relative
	 IV. Natural Evil 
	 V. Social Evil	
	 VI. Spiritualizing Evil	
	 VII. Defend Us in the Battle
	Chapter 7. The Problem of Evil 
	 I. Is Any Religion Exempt from the Problem of Evil?	
	 II. JOB
	 III. The Orthodox Reading
	 IV. Augustine
	 V. Resume
THREE: RELIGION AND THE WILL TO BELIEVE
	Chapter 8. Promethean Readings
	 I. From Doctrinal Drift to Theodicy
	 II. Fast Forward
	 III. At the Brink of the Abyss
	 IV. Milton: In Search of Promethean Heroes
	 V. From Paradise Set Free
	 VI. In Deepest Consequence 
 
	Chapter 9. Theodicy
	 I. Dante
	 II. Leibniz
	Chapter 10. Empiricizing the Spiritual
	 I. East of Suez, West of the Galapagos
	 II. Failure -- and Successes of Theodicy
	 III. Kant and the (Western) Credibility Crisis
	 IV. Theodicy to Fideism
	 V. Resume
	Chapter 11. Failure of the Marxian Critique of Religion
	 I. The Break from Hegelian Idealism	 	 
 II. Feuerbach to the Manifesto
	 III. Dialectics of the Welfare State
	 IV. Prodigal Sheep, Spiritual Shepherds
	 V. Problems of Liberation Theology
	 VI. Is Religion Older than Class? 
 
	Chapter 12. When the Saints Come Marching In	 
	 I. Talcott Parsons and the Quantum Analogy
	 II. Cleansing the Temple of Positivism
 	 III. In Search of the Numinous 
	 IV. Schleiermacher Rediscovered
	 V. Resume
FOUR: RELIGION IN THE CRETACEOUS
	Chapter 13. The Great Lizard Analogy
	 I. A Backward Glance
	 II. Great Lizards, Great Brains
	 	II(a). Flexibilty and Choice in Cultural Constructions
	 	II(b). Rigidity and Determination in Cultural Constructions
	 	II(c). Genetic Heredity in Culture
	 III. Knowing and Believing
	Chapter 14. Pascal's Wager Revisited

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Religion.
Religion and culture.
Faith development.
Developmental psychology.