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How Religion Works: Towards a New Cognitive Science of Religion

Ilkka Pyysiäinen - Religion - 2003 - 272 pages
Recent findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide important insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviors such efficient ...
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The Cognitive Science of Religion

James A. Van Slyke - Religion - 2011 - 178 pages
The cognitive science of religion is a relatively new academic field in the study of the origins and causes of religious belief and behaviour. The focal point of empirical ...
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Thinking about Religion: Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion

A. Smith - Philosophy - 2014 - 258 pages
Thinking about Religion examines cutting-edge breakthroughs from across the sciences concluding that religion persists because the mind is primed for faith, ready to grasp and ...
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A Cognitive Theory of Magic

Jesper Sørensen - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 218 pages
The author presents a new theory of magical actions based on a wide array of recent findings in the cognitive sciences. Analysing classical ethnographic cases, he argues that ...
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The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion

Roger Trigg, Justin L. Barrett - Religion - 2016 - 242 pages
The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. The Roots of Religion deals ...
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Magic, Miracles, and Religion: A Scientist's Perspective

Ilkka Pyysiäinen - Religion - 2004 - 277 pages
"Can scientists study religion? Ilkka Pyysiainen says they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other disciplines ...
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Religion in Mind: Cognitive Perspectives on Religious Belief, Ritual, and ...

Jensine Andresen - Psychology - 2001 - 294 pages
Originally published in 2001, Religion in Mind summarizes and extends the advances in the cognitive study of religion throughout the 1990s.
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Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't

Jason Slone - Social Science - 2007 - 176 pages
Why do religious people believe what they shouldn't -- not what others think they shouldn't believe, but things that don't accord with their own avowed religious beliefs? D ...
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Being Religious: Cognitive and Evolutionary Theories in Historical Perspective

Mladen Turk - Religion - 2013 - 126 pages
What makes us religious? What is religion? This book presents relevant research and theoretical proposals for evolutionary theories of religion and socially and ecologically ...
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