This research project examines a particular aspect of religion—conceptions of the afterlife—from an evolutionary perspective. It is also intended to serve as a model for the study of other aspects of religion.
The BRSP is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and is a collaboration between David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University, and Harvey Whitehouse, a distinguished scholar of religion at the University of Oxford in England. It is coordinated with the Binghamton Neighborhood Project (BNP), which provides science-based solutions to real-world problems in the Binghamton Area. The BRSP and BNP together enable religion and spirituality to be studied in the context of everyday life and serves as a prototype for the creation of similar projects in other locations around the world.
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