Does My Brain Fit with the World Around Me? An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective

Professor Justin Barrett

4 March 2024

Justin L. Barrett is President of Blueprint 1543 and honorary Professor of Theology and the Sciences at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews. Barrett previously taught in Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology, in the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University, at the University of Michigan, and at Calvin University. He is author or editor of over 100 scholarly publications. Much of his work concerns scientific approaches to the study of religious thought and its philosophical and theological implications. Science-informed perspectives on human nature and purpose is another of his scholarly concerns. Examples of Barrett’s books are: Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (2004), Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds(2011), Born Believers: The Science of Childhood Religion (2012), and Thriving with Stone Aged Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, Christian Faith, and the Quest for Human Flourishing (with Pamela King, InterVarsity Academic, 2021).


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