Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture

Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture

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'Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture' brings together some of the world's leading scholars in the fields of cognitive science and comparative religion. The essays range across diverse fields: the neurological processes and possible genetic foundations of how language emerged; the possible phylogenetic routes in the development of language and culture; the complex interrelations between the ontogenesis and the sociogenesis of cognitive processes; the value of a combination of neurology, narratology and a reworked speech-act approach that focuses on narrative; how the psychology of ritual helps make narrative beliefs possible; religious narratives; emotional communication; the role of gossip as religious narrative; area studies of religious narrative and cognition in the Bible; Indian Epic literature; Australian Aboriginal mythology and ritual; modern religious forms such as New Age, Asatro, astrological narrative and virtual rituals in cyberspace.In Thinking: Readings in Cognitive Science, edited by P.N. Johnson-Laird and P.C. Wason, 212a€“222. Cambridge: Cambridge University ... London: Harvester- Wheatsheaf. a€”a€”a€”. 1993. ... Intellectual and Manual Labour. London: Routledge .

Title:Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture
Author: Armin W. Geertz, Jeppe Sinding Jensen
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-10-20

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