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Magic, Miracles, and Religion: A Scientist's Perspective

Magic, Miracles, and Religion: A Scientist's Perspective

by Ilkka Pyysiainen, Ilkka Pyysiinen
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ISBN-13: 9780759106635
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Cognitive Science of Religion Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Ilkka Pyysiäinen was educated in theology and comparative religion at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He earned his Ph.D. in 1993 with a thesis on Buddhist mysticism. Since that he has dedicated himself for the exploration of religious cognition. He has published numerous articles and among his books are How Religion Works (2001) and Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion (edited with Veikko Anttonen, 2002). He works currently at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

Table of Contents

1 PREFACE, OR HOW I SAID GOODBYE TO AN ABSENT-MINDED STUDY OF RELIGIONMy personal story and its implications.1. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A BELIEVER? How explanation and understanding can be combined to provide a rational account of the subjective experience of

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