Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture

Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture

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'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.Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative Armin W. Geertz, Jeppe Sinding Jensen ... Religion. Anders Lisdorf In this essay, I will consider religious narratives, or myths, and their relation to space. ... This entails that narratives map onto maps, and that human cognition makes use of maps in navigating the world. I will evaluateanbsp;...

Title:Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture
Author:Armin W. Geertz, Jeppe Sinding Jensen
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-10-20


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