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Explaining the rise of moralizing religions: A test of competing hypotheses using the Seshat databank

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The causes, consequences, and timing of the rise of moralizing religions in world history have been the focus of intense debate. Progress has been limited by the availability of quantitative data to test competing theories, by divergent ideas regarding both predictor and outcomes variables, and by differences of opinion over methodology. To address all these problems, we utilize Seshat: Global History Databank, a large storehouse of information designed to test theories concerning the evoluti...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6935-6724
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Religion, Brain and Behavior Journal website
Publication date:
2022-06-30
Acceptance date:
2021-10-10
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EISSN:
2153-5981
ISSN:
2153-599X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1212155
Local pid:
pubs:1212155
Deposit date:
2021-11-25

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