How did the concept of God enter human consciousness? This course will be based on the thinking of Robert Wright, an atheist, but don’t let his reputation throw you. We will study how, why and when the various concepts of gods and God developed from the time of hunter-gatherers until today. Be prepared to examine alternatives to God’s development in human consciousness that are completely different and in some cases fly in the face of many stories we read in our bibles. Wright presents theories that, if included in a rewritten bible, would not conform to the biblical stories we know. His theories are based on many new archeological findings coming out of the Middle East in the past decade.