Thinking about Religion

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 140 x 216mm
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2014
  • X, 258 p.
  • 134945902X
  • 9781349459025

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 References
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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.
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