Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps

Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps : Interdisciplinary Explorations of Religious Experience

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This book throws down a challenge to religious studies, offering a multidisciplinary approach - including developmental psychology, neuropsychology, philosophy of mind, and anthropology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 178 x 256 x 20mm | 800g
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0907845134
  • 9780907845133
  • 1,654,771

Table of contents

Introduction: methological pluralism in the study of religion, Jensine Andresen, Robert K.C. Foreman. Experential and experimental studies: the story of experimental reasearch on meditation, Jensine Andresen; a functional approach to mysticism, Arthur Deikman; the epistemology and technologies of Shamanic states of consciousness, Stanley Krippner; critical reflections on christic visions, Phillip H. Wiebe. Maps and analyses: waves, streams, states and self - further considerations for an integral theory of consciousness, Ken Wilber; the promise of integralism - a critical appreciation of Ken Wilber's integral psychology, Christian de Quincey; consciousness evolves when self dissolves, James H. Austin; on the relationship between cognitive models and spiritual maps - evidence from Hebrew language mysticism, Brian L. Lancaster; the neuropsychology of religious and spiritual experience, Andrew B. Newberg, Eugene G. d'Aquili, the rhetoric of experience and the study of religion, Robert H. Sharf.
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"A fascinating compliation of papers, to which many of the foremost scholars in this field have contributed... [A]nyone who is or should be interested in the new cognitive science of religion cannot leave these papers unread." -- R. Nauta * Journal of Empirical Theology *
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