This annotated bibliography provides a high-level sketch of recent scientific work done on the explanations of religion and the philosophical implications of such explanations. It provides a helpful overview of the major positions, key texts, and outstanding problems.
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The searchable database contains approximately 800 contemporary sources (roughly the last 30 years) that have been especially influential in this project. As such, it is not exhaustive of the literature in this area. The search can be restricted to entries offering explanations of religion, clarifying the nature and success of such explanations, or dealing with the philosophical implications of such explanations. Entries in the last two categories include brief abstracts composed by members of the project, not the original authors, and thus should not be taken as authoritative.
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