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The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely viewed as ... More


Introduction: Evolutionary Theories of Religion: Science Unfettered or Naturalism Run Wild?

Jeffrey Schloss

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter gives an overview of the purpose of the book: to describe and discuss scientific accounts of religion and to assess their implications on society. It also gives a background ... More


Cognitive Science and the Evolution of Religion: A Philosophical and Theological Appraisal

Nancey Murphy

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores how cognitive science accounts for the existence of religion, by focusing on the works of Pascal Boyer (writer of Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ... More


Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology

Justin Barrett

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores why belief in superhuman agents (gods) is historically and culturally common by engaging the natural properties of human thinking to function in ordinary natural and social ... More


Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Fraser Watts and Léon P. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The cognitive science of religion is an inherently heterogeneous subject, incorporating theory and data from anthropology, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and philosophy of mind amongst ... More


Ritual, Culture, and the Human Mind: A Socio-cognitive Approach

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR), especially to those aspects of this new field that are relevant for a deeper understanding of the cognitive theories ... More


Introduction: Pluralism and Complexity in the Evolutionary Cognitive Science of Religion

Léon Turner

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter has two main aims. First, to provide a glimpse of the great complexity and theoretical diversity of evolutionary cognitive science of religion (ECSR), and the range of criticisms it has ... More


Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

István Czachesz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This monograph makes a case for a cognitive turn in New Testament Studies, both surveying relevant developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion and digging into the field of cognitive and ... More


Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Risto Uro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

The rise of early Christianity has been examined from a myriad of perspectives, but until recently ritual has been a neglected topic. This book argues that ritual theory is indispensable for the ... More


The Evolution of Divine and Human Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, the Cognitive Study of Religion and Theism

Aku Visala

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

It is commonly assumed that the cognitive and evolutionary explanations of religion make the truth of theism more improbable than not. Here, two interrelated questions will be examined. First, what ... More


A Cognitive Turn

István Czachesz

in Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the field of cognitive science and outlines the program of a cognitive turn in New Testament Studies. The chapter explains the background and significance of ... More


Introduction

István Czachesz

in Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces the notion of cognitive science and asks the question of why biblical scholars should be interested in it. It is argued that the cognitive turn has the potential of shedding ... More


Artificial Intelligence Models of Religious Evolution

William Sims Bainbridge

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter will argue that artificial intelligence can converge with sociology to model the forms of social cognition responsible for the emergence and evolution of religion. It is suggested that ... More


Concluding Reflections

Malcolm Jeeves

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter succinctly summarizes and reviews the other chapters in the book, isolating key themes, and identifying the most significant lines of criticism. It also highlights important innovative ... More


Hermeneutical Constraints: Minds in Our Bodies and Our Feet on the Ground

Edward Slingerland

in Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190842307
eISBN:
9780190922955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842307.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The topic of this chapter is a body of work from various branches of the cognitive sciences suggesting that the tendency to distinguish qualitatively between bodies and minds—between physical objects ... More


Animals and Animism

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Locating cognitive studies of religion within the history of imperial relations between Great Britain and South Africa, with special attention to the work of Charles Darwin and E. B. Tylor, this ... More


Types of Power

Carl Olson

in Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190225315
eISBN:
9780190225346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225315.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

The major part of this chapter is an examination of the third chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali concerning powers acquired by ascetics. The discussion about various types of powers is expanded ... More


Knowing Religion

James W. Jones

in Living Religion: Embodiment, Theology, and the Possibility of a Spiritual Sense

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190927387
eISBN:
9780190927417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927387.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Taking embodiment seriously impacts the way religion is theorized in the discipline of cognitive psychology and in other religious studies disciplines, including theology. This chapter describes new ... More


Comparison: Critiques and Challenges

Oliver Freiberger

in Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199965007
eISBN:
9780190929107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965007.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This chapter addresses theoretical critiques that have been raised and challenges with which comparison is confronted. It first demonstrates that comparison has been used in service of different and ... More


Experience and Meaning

Stephen S. Bush

in Visions of Religion: Experience, Meaning, and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387403
eISBN:
9780199387427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387403.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops a social practical account of religious experience that integrates experience and meaning and addresses the criticisms that experience is too subjective and private to serve as ... More


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