The image of the God to whom we pray: An evolutionary psychobiological perspective

  • Jay R. Feierman Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of New Mexico, Retired
Palabras clave: God, theology, psychology, biology, evolution, behavior, sensation, Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Resumen

Based on knowledge generated through our outer senses and with our use of reasoning and within the scientific discipline of evolutionary psychobiology we can make a reasonable presumption about God. The presumption concerns the image of the God to whom we pray. In the behavior that we use in the non-vocal aspect of petitioning prayer we (all persons of the three Abrahamic faiths) relate behaviorally in our «body language» to God as though He is a high status male Lord rather than how modern children relate to a loving father. We do this even though «Father» is used for God in the various English translations of the New Testament an order of magnitude more than the term «LORD». How this paradox could have developed and how it is resolved is presented

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Feierman, J. R. (1). The image of the God to whom we pray: An evolutionary psychobiological perspective. Pensamiento. Revista De Investigación E Información Filosófica, 67(254 S.Esp), 817-829. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.comillas.edu/index.php/pensamiento/article/view/1566