Origins of Religion, Cognition and Culture


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Attempts to understand the origins of humanity have raised fundamental questions about the complex relationship between cognition and culture. Central to the debates on origins is the role of religion, religious ritual and religious experience. What came first: individual religious (ecstatic) experiences, collective observances of transition situations, fear of death, ritual competence, magical coercion; mirror neurons or temporal lobe religiosity? Cognitive scientists are now providing us with important insights on ...

Origins of Religion, Cognition and Culture 2013, Acumen Publishing Ltd, Durham

ISBN-13: 9781844657018