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Will Your Cognitive Anchor Hold in the Storms of Culture?

William E. Arnal and Russell T. McCutcheon

in The Sacred Is the Profane

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199757114
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979530 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757114.003.0005
Will Your Cognitive Anchor Hold in the Storms of Culture?

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This chapter critiques the cognitive science of religion as reproducing conservative, traditional approaches to the study of religion (e.g., assuming its object of study is ahistorical and universal) despite its representation as a provocative approach.

Keywords: cognitive science; Sui Generis religion; religious experience; ahistoricism

Chapter.  5124 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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