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Podcast: Robin Dunbar in conversation with Mark Vernon

21 April 2022


Professor Robin Dunbar

Professor Robin Dunbar

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On the podcast this week, Dr Mark Vernon interviews Professor Robin Dunbar about his new book, How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures.

Robin Dunbar is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures is published by Pelican at £22 (Church Times Bookshop £19.80)

Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist and writer. His recent books include Dante’s “Divine Comedy”: A guide for the spiritual journey (Angelico Press, 2021) and A Secret History of Christianity (John Hunt Publishing, 2019).

Read an edited transcript of the conversation here.

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