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How religion works [electronic resource] : towards a new cognitive science of religion / by Ilkka Pyysi�ainen.

By: Pyysi�ainen, Ilkka.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xi, 272 p.).ISBN: 1423714423 (electronic bk.); 9781423714422 (electronic bk.); 904740260X; 9789047402602.Subject(s): Psychology, Religious | RELIGION -- Psychology of Religion | Psychologie religieuse | Godsdienst | Cognitie | Godsdienstpsychologie | Kognitive Psychologie | Religiosit�atGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How religion works.DDC classification: 200/.1/9 Other classification: 11.06 | BE 3620 | CX 7000 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; CHAPTER ONE Introduction: Cognitive Approach to Religion; CHAPTER TWO God and Transcendence; CHAPTER THREE Religion and Culture; CHAPTER FOUR Religion and the Social; CHAPTER FIVE Religious Belief, Experience, and Ritual; CHAPTER SIX Religion, "Worldview," and Ethics; CHAPTER SEVEN Religion and Cognition: Towards a New Science of Religion; References; Index of Names; Index of Subjects;
Summary: Modern findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviours efficient attractors in and across cultural settings. This text discusses how certain kinds of counter-intuitive ideas are selected for religious use.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-266) and indexes.

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Preface; CHAPTER ONE Introduction: Cognitive Approach to Religion; CHAPTER TWO God and Transcendence; CHAPTER THREE Religion and Culture; CHAPTER FOUR Religion and the Social; CHAPTER FIVE Religious Belief, Experience, and Ritual; CHAPTER SIX Religion, "Worldview," and Ethics; CHAPTER SEVEN Religion and Cognition: Towards a New Science of Religion; References; Index of Names; Index of Subjects;

Modern findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviours efficient attractors in and across cultural settings. This text discusses how certain kinds of counter-intuitive ideas are selected for religious use.

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How religion works by Pyysi�ainen, Ilkka. ©2003
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