Religion, Anthropology, and Cognitive Science

Religion, Anthropology, and Cognitive Science

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Carolina Academic Press

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Religion, Anthropology, and Cognitive Science

Part of the Ritual Studies Monograph Series

This book examines longstanding debates in the anthropology of religion concerning the connections between ritual and meaning, belief, politics, emotion, development, and gender. But it examines these 'old' topics from a radically new perspective: that of the cognitive science of religion.

As such the volume identifies potential solutions to established problems but it also sets out a program for future research in the field. The volume includes a substantial introduction from Harvey Whitehouse and James Laidlaw who highlight the connections between key issues in the history of religious anthropology and the latest findings of scientific psychology. This volume, they argue, presents us with potential solutions to old problems but also with a series of new and exciting challenges.

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ISBN-13: 9781594601071
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Series: Carolina Academic Press Ritual Studies Monographs
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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