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Religion's Innate Origins and Evolutionary Background

Scott Atran

in The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310139
eISBN:
9780199871209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter envisions religion, in general, and awareness of the supernatural, in particular, as a converging by-product of several cognitive and emotional mechanisms that evolved under natural ... More


God's Creation: Evolutionary Origins of the Supernatural

SCOTT ATRAN

in In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178036
eISBN:
9780199850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178036.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In all cultures and religions, people believe that conscious souls live on after bodies die, like actors in a dream; they survive in the unseen realm of spirit, where the purposes and truths ... More


Neither Friends nor Enemies: The Complex Relationship between Cognitive and Humanistic Accounts of Religious Belief

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/9780199688081.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that, whereas some (perhaps most) of CSR’s widely accepted cognitive explanations of various aspects of religion leave plenty of room for alternative, non-contradictory ... More


Cognitive Neuroscience and Religious Language: A Working Hypothesis

Patrick McNamara and Magda Giordano

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Communication between deities and human beings rests on the use of language. Religious language has peculiarities such as the use of a formal voice, reductions in first-person and elevation of ... More


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