You’re welcome, Phil. Glad it helped.
Yes, but also a capital and firm “No” to Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind”.
You say “he frames the evolution of religion.” I say, “wrong vocabulary”. Change, yes, of course. But using “evolution”, instead of the more common and time-scale appropriate term “development” signals a problem right from the start. The sheer DESIRE to use the term “evolution” outside of biology reveals something about the person who does so; more than displaying “knowledge”, from such a view one hears mostly “just so” stories.
The problem is that ERS is promoted entirely by atheists and agnostics. There’s not a single Abrahamic monotheistic religious believer who embraces it. Why not? Because it undermines Abrahamic monotheistic religious belief. ERS turns it into a fantasy created by “willful idiot” human minds who “made up the gods”. E.g. Yuval Noah Harari’s, homo deus.
If you don’t believe me, at least I’m “tuned in” with who’s involved in the topic. This past week I wrote to one person who I thought might be a Roman Catholic that promotes “evolution of everything”, ala David S. Wilson. This person wrote back politely, that while they used to be a Roman Catholic, they are not now a “practising Catholic”. The nice addition was that they said they were glad to see a different view than Wilson & co. after having looked at some of my work on this topic over the years. The point is simply: I’m really looking for these “religious ERS” people, Phil. They just don’t seem to exist.