By Bernard J. Verkamp
The Evolution of faith: A second look makes an attempt to teach that whereas faith has developed like every different cultural entity, the method isn't really so simple as prior "evolutionists" of faith have made it out to be.
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Knopf, 1960), 1415, 1621; E. O. James, Prehistoric Religion: A Study in Prehistoric Archaeology (New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1957), 1718; Dickson, Dawn of Belief, 4445. 21. Maringer, Gods, 1921; James, Prehistoric Religion, 17. 22. See Eliade, History, I: 9. 23. Dickson, Dawn of Belief, 45, 93. 24. , 5152. 25. Maringer, Gods, 15; Brockway, "Origins," 55. 26. Maringer, Gods, 21-29; Dickson, Dawn of Belief, 49, 50. 27. Maringer, Gods, 3862; Brockway, "Origins," 55; Dickson, Dawn of Belief, 51.
8 million years ago eventually (c. 2 million years ago) divided into two genuses: the now extinct Australopithecus and Homo, from which would descend Homo habilis (c. 2 million years ago), Homo erectus (c. 9 million years ago), Homo sapiens (c. ), Homo Neanderthalis (c. ) and the fully modern hominids Homo sapiens sapiens (c. , without any clear picture of the end product), but might still have involved a nascent "aesthetic appreciation" of form and color for their own sake, or even a latent sense of magico-religious values.
Coles, Spiritual Life of Children, 49. 82. Heller, The Children's God, 129. Page 18 83. Sharpe, Comparative Religion, 61. 84. Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1967), 114, 115, 160. 85. , 44. 86. , 43. 87. , 44. 88. , 114. William James seemed to imply the same when he wrote: "We hear, in these days of scientific enlightenment, a great deal of discussion about the efficacy of prayer; and many reasons are given us why we should not pray, whilst others are given us why we should.