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Religion is neither costly nor beneficial

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 June 2005

Ilkka Pyysiäinen*
Affiliation:
Academy of Finland/Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Fin-00014Helsinki, Finlandwww.mv.helsinki.fi/home/ipyysiai/

Abstract:

Some forms of religion may in some cases alleviate existential anxieties and help maintain morality; yet religion can also persist without serving any such functions. Atran & Norenzayan (A&N) are unclear about the importance of these functions for a theory of the recurrence of religious beliefs and behaviors.

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