Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol 9, No 1 (2015)

Matt J. Rossano, Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 294 pp., $29.95 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-19-538581-6.

Stefaan Blancke
Issued Date: 18 May 2015

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DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.v9i1.26395


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