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Theological Incorrectness : Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't

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Why do religious people believe what they shouldn't - not what others think they shouldn't believe, but things that don't accord with their own avowed religious beliefs? Slone terms this phenomenon 'theological incorrectness'. He argues that it exists because the mind is built in such a way that it is natural for us to think divergent thoughts simultaneously. Human minds are great at coming up with innovative ideas that help them make sense of the world, but those ideas do not always accord with official religious beliefs. Slone presents the latest discoveries from the cognitive science of religion and shows how they help us to understand exactly why it is that religious people do and think things that they shouldn't.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 146 x 210 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195169263
  • 9780195169263

About D. Jason Slone

D. Jason Slone is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Findlay in Ohio.show more

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An exploration of the reasons why religious people often behave in unorthodox, if predictable, ways, Jason Slone's Theological Incorrectness is the latest in a growing number of cognitive studies of religio? * and the most accessible to date. The chapters presenting this new approac? *show more

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