Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture : Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative, Paperback / softback Book

Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture : Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative Paperback / softback

Part of the Religion, Cognition and Culture series

Description

'Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture' brings together some of the world's leading scholars in the fields of cognitive science and comparative religion.

The essays range across diverse fields: the neurological processes and possible genetic foundations of how language emerged; the possible phylogenetic routes in the development of language and culture; the complex interrelations between the ontogenesis and the sociogenesis of cognitive processes; the value of a combination of neurology, narratology and a reworked speech-act approach that focuses on narrative; how the psychology of ritual helps make narrative beliefs possible; religious narratives; emotional communication; the role of gossip as religious narrative; area studies of religious narrative and cognition in the Bible; Indian Epic literature; Australian Aboriginal mythology and ritual; modern religious forms such as New Age, Asatro, astrological narrative and virtual rituals in cyberspace.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9781845532956

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