Tag Archives: cognitive science of religion

A Shared, Yet Strangely Comforting Delusion: Cognizing Minds, Theorizing Exegesis, and Scholarship as Readerly Constructed Intentionality

By Philip L. Tite I have recently been working through Hugo Lundhaug’s wonderful book, Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul (NHMS, 73; Leiden: Brill, 2010). In this … Continue reading

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NAASR Notes: Robert N. McCauley

by Robert N. McCauley NAASR Notes is a new feature with the Bulletin where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will … Continue reading

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NAASR Notes: Luther H. Martin

by Luther H. Martin I have always been interested in a scientific approach to the study of religion, i.e., in explanatory models for that study. I was trained as a biblical scholar, and upon whatever theological trajectories biblical scholars might … Continue reading

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NAASR Notes: Luther Martin, Levyna Interview

NAASR Notes is a new feature with the Bulletin where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will be of interests to … Continue reading

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NAASR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2015

NAASR’s 2015 program, which will take place in Atlanta, GA (with most panels on either Friday November 20 or Saturday November 21—though scheduling is still to take place), is intended to create opportunities for specialists from across our field, all … Continue reading

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Religion as a cognitively natural universal: “religion” and “science” aren’t that interesting

by Thomas J. Coleman III Millions of people in the world today, just as they have in the past, typically believe in something that is, or can be, considered supernatural. From an emic perspective, gods, ghosts, devils, demons and alluring … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Ann Taves’ Religious Experience Reconsidered in the study of atheism

by Thomas J. Coleman III * This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a current project they are working on, or a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found … Continue reading

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