Authors Archives: Gordon Burghardt

Review of Two Books on Snakes

Books under Review: Them that Believe. The Power and Meaning of the Christian Serpent-Handling Tradition, by Ralph W. Hood Jr. and W. Paul Williamson. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008. xvi+301 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-25587-6. The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent. Why We See so Well, by Lynne A. Isbell. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University […]

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Review of Three Books on Evolution and Religion

Books under Review: The Faith Instinct. How Religion Evolved and Why it Matters by Nicholas Wade. New York: Penguin Press, 2009. 310 pp. ISBN 978-1-59420-228-5. The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques edited by Joseph Bulbulia, Richard Sosis, Erica Harris, Russell Genet, and Karen Wyman. Santa Marguarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press, 2008. 406 pp. […]

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