Gods, rituals, and the moral order

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol/Iss. 40(4) Blackwell Publishers Inc. Published In Pages: 619-636
By Stark, Rodney


Belief in moralizing High Gods will be associated with cultural complexity (621).


Correlations significant across seven measures of cultural complexity: Dairy herds (0.898), Domesticated Large Animals (0.876), Existence of the State (0.790), Metal Working (0.777), Weaving (0.718), Cereal-Based Agriculture (0.689), and Pottery Making (0.655).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaSupportedp < 0.001See notesUNKNOWN