Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture / Edition 1

Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture / Edition 1

by E. Thomas Lawson, Robert N. McCauley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521438063

ISBN-13: 9780521438063

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book develops a cognitive approach to religion. Focusing particularly on ritual action, it borrows analytical methods from linguistics and other cognitive sciences. The authors provide a lucid, critical review of established approaches to the study of religion, and make a strong plea for the combination of interpretation and explanation. Often represented as

Overview

This book develops a cognitive approach to religion. Focusing particularly on ritual action, it borrows analytical methods from linguistics and other cognitive sciences. The authors provide a lucid, critical review of established approaches to the study of religion, and make a strong plea for the combination of interpretation and explanation. Often represented as competitive approaches, they are, rather, complementary and equally vital to the study of symbolic systems. Rethinking Religion deals with the relationship between cognition and culture in a novel manner, and introduces a method of analysis that will have many applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438063
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Paperback Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

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