Religious Speciation. How Religions Evolve.
Springer 2019.

This book presents a consecutive story on the evolution of religions. It starts with an analysis of evolution in biology and ends with a discussion of what a proper theory of religious evolution should look like. It discusses such questions as whether it is humankind or religion that evolves, how religions evolve, and what adaptation of religions means. Topics examined include inheritance and heredity, religio-speciation, hybridization, ontogenetics and epigenetics, phylogenetics, and systematics. Calling attention to unsolved problems and relating the evolutionary subject matter to appropriate material, the book integrates and interprets existing data. Based on the belief that an unequivocal stand is more likely to produce constructive criticism than evasion of an issue, the book chooses that interpretation of a controversial matter which seems most consistent with the emerging picture of the evolutionary process.
Religious Speciation. How Religions Evolve.
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 (zusammen mit 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 (zusammen mit Constantin Klein und Patrick Urban).

WDR Redezeit, ein Interview mit Ina Wunn: Neugier genügt

HAZ Interview mit Ina Wunn: Die Götter sind nicht vom Himmel gefallen
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Götter, Gene, Genesis. Die Biologie der Religion.
Das Gewaltpotenzial der Religionen. Herausgegeben von Ina Wunn und Beate Schneider. Reihe Religionsforum Bd.11, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2015.

Hinweis: Sonntag, den 29.03.2015 um 7.30 Uhr in der SWR Tele-Akademie
Vortrag mit dem Thema: Die unheilige Allianz: Frauen, Islam und Gewalt.
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Die Evolution der Religionen,
Habilitationsschrift, Hannover 2002, elektronische Veröffentl. UB/TIB Hannover.
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, herausgegeben von 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. (Hrsg. zusammen mit Mualla Selcuk, Universität Ankara).
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