The birth of the gods; the origin of primitive beliefs

University of Michigan Press Ann Arbor Published In Pages: 260
By Swanson, Guy E.


"Monotheism is positively related to the presence of a hierarchy of three or more sovereign groups in a society" (81)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Coefficient of contingencySupportedp<.001.81One-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
MonotheismDependentSpirits And Gods
Three Or More Sovereign GroupsIndependentSodalities