Books

Barbaren, Geister, Gotteskrieger. Die Evolution der Religionen – entschlüsselt.
Springer Spektrum, Heidelberg 2017.

Barbaren, Geister, Gotteskrieger. Die Evolution der Religionen – entschlüsselt.
Ancestors, Territoriality, and Gods. A Natural History of Religion. Springer Frontiers Collection, Heidelberg 2016 (together with Davina Grojnowski).

This books sets out to explain how and why religion came into being. Today this question is as fascinating as ever, especially since religion has moved to the centre of socio-political relationships. In contrast to the current, but incomplete approaches from disciplines such as cognitive science and psychology, the present authors adopt a new approach, equally manifest and constructive, that explains the origins of religion based strictly on behavioural biology. They employ accepted research results that remove all need for speculation. Decisive factors for the earliest demonstrations of religion are thus territorial behaviour and ranking, coping with existential fears, and conflict solution with the help of rituals. These in turn, in a process of cultural evolution, are shown to be the roots of the historical and contemporary religions.
Ancestors, Territoriality, and Gods. A Natural History of Religion.
Götter, Gene, Genesis. Die Biologie der Religionsentstehung. Springer Spektrum, Heidelberg, 2015 (together with Constantin Klein and Patrick Urban).

WDR Redezeit, an interview with Ina Wunn: Neugier genügt (german language)

HAZ interview with Ina Wunn: Die Götter sind nicht vom Himmel gefallen (german language)
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Download PDF Foreword (german language)
Download PDF Review by Maiva Petry (german language)
Download PDF 'Die vierte Kränkung der Menschheit: Die Enstehung der Religion aus der Evolutionsbiologie' (german language)
Götter, Gene, Genesis. Die Biologie der Religion.
Das Gewaltpotenzial der Religionen. ed. Ina Wunn and Beate Schneider. Reihe Religionsforum Bd.11, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2015.

Reference: Sunday, 29.03.2015 at 7.30, SWR Tele-Akademie
Presentation on the topic: Die unheilige Allianz: Frauen, Islam und Gewalt. (german language)
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Die Evolution der Religionen,
habilitation treatise, Hanover 2002, electronic publication UB/TIB Hanover.
Las Religiones en la Prehistoria.
AKAL Universitaria, Madrid 2012.
Las Religiones en la Prehistoria
Die Religionen in vorgeschichtlicher Zeit.
Reihe Religionen der Menschheit Bd. 2, ed. Peter Antes, Hubert Cancik, Burkhard Gladigow und Martin Greschat,
Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2005.
Die Religionen in vorgeschichtlicher Zeit
Muslimische Patienten. Chancen und Grenzen interkultureller Pflege,
Verlag Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2006.
Muslimische Patienten
Muslimische Gruppierungen in Deutschland,
Verlag Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2007.
Muslimische Gruppierungen in Deutschland
Islam, Frauen und Europa. Islamischer Feminismus und Gender Jihad - Neue Wege für Musliminnen in Europa?
Verlag Kohlhammer; Stuttgart 2013. (together with Mualla Selcuk , University of Ankara).
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