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Thinking about Religion : Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion

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Thinking about Religion examines cutting-edge breakthroughs from across the sciences concluding that religion persists because the mind is primed for faith, ready to grasp and fiercely defend beliefs that make sense but defy logic.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 144 x 220 x 20mm | 459.99g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • X, 258 p.
  • 1137324740
  • 9781137324740

About Aaron C. T. Smith

Yujin Nagasawa is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director of the John Hick Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments (2008). He received the Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008.show more

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables 1. In the Beginning: Reconsidering the Cognitive Science of Religion 2. Religion in Mind: Religious Thoughts as Mental Representations 3. Sticky Thinking: Making Sense of Religious Thoughts 4. Practicing and Preaching: The Psychology of Religious Thinking 5. God in the Brain: The Neurology of Religious Cognition 6. Making Meaning: Explaining Religion in Practice 7. Evolution and Revolution: The Biology of Belief 8. The Belief Imperative: Towards an Integrated Framework for Religious Cognition 9. Faith and Facts: Religious Cognition and What We Think We Know 10. Becoming Believers: A Extended Model of Religious Cognition Referencesshow more