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I am currently working on several projects. The biggest project is on the long-term evolution of religion, on which I have already published four articles with a fifth forthcoming ("From Paganism to World Transcendence: Religious Attachment Theory and the Evolution of the Major World Religions." Forthcoming in Rosemary L. Hopcroft, ed., Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Behavior, and Society, Oxford Univ. Press, 2017.) (To view and download these articles, see the Publications page.) I have finished the first draft of a book provisionally entitled Shamans, Priests, and Prophets: Religious Evolution and the Axial Age, which I am currently shopping around.

Another project is an attempt to bring to the attention of sociologists the largely forgotten work of Edward Westermarck, a Finnish sociologist who was the first real Darwinian sociologist. He was doing an early version of sociobiology or evolutionary psychology long before they existed. An article entitled "Edward Westermarck: The First Sociobiologist" is forthcoming in R. L. Hopcroft, ed., Oxford Handbook of Evolution, Behavior, and Society, Oxford Univ. Press, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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