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Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion

Thinking about Religion

Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion

Authors: Smith, A.

Editors: Wielenberg, E., Nagasawa, Y. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • In the Beginning: Reconsidering the Cognitive Science of Religion

    Smith, Aaron C. T.

    Pages 1-34

  • Religion in Mind: Religious Thoughts as Mental Representations

    Smith, Aaron C. T.

    Pages 35-55

  • Sticky Thinking: Making Sense of Religious Thoughts

    Smith, Aaron C. T.

    Pages 56-75

  • Practicing and Preaching: The Psychology of Religious Thinking

    Smith, Aaron C. T.

    Pages 76-94

  • God in the Brain: The Neurology of Religious Cognition

    Smith, Aaron C. T.

    Pages 95-117

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eBook $79.99
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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thinking about Religion
Book Subtitle
Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion
Authors
Editors
  • E. Wielenberg
  • Y. Nagasawa
Series Title
Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32475-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137324757
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32474-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45902-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 258
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