The development of religion describes the stages in the evolution of any particular religious system from a social sciences perspective.
The origin of religion is uncertain, but it has been suggested that it evolved for the nurture of children.
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The sociological development of religion includes such considerations as the evolutionary origin of religions and the evolutionary psychology of religion; the history of religions, including Prehistoric religion and Paleolithic religion; and the development of new religions.
See also 
- ^ Blaffer Hrdy, Sarah (2009). Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding. Belknap Press of Harvard University. ISBN 9780674032996.