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New Sciences of Religion Exploring Spirituality from the Outside in and Bottom Up

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ISBN-10: 0230108776

ISBN-13: 9780230108776

Edition: 2010

Authors: William Grassie

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The New Sciences of Religionis a critical analysis of new scientific research on religious and spiritual phenomena. William Grassie takes a two-staged phenomenological approach working from the "outside in" and the "bottom up" without privileging at the outset any religious traditions or philosophical assumptions. Using insights from economics, evolutionary psychology, the neurosciences, and medicine, Grassie develops a complex and multifaceted understanding of religion as potentially functional and dysfunctional in specific contexts, differentially so for individuals and groups.The New Sciences of Religionthen asks what in religion and spirituality might also be true and profound when our…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Religion From the Outside In
The Challenge of Comparative Religion
The Old Sciences of Religion
The Economics of Religion
The Evolution of Religion
The Neurosciences of Religion
The Medicine of Religion
Religion From the Bottom Up
The Narratives of Religion
The New Religion of Science
God-by-Whatever-Name
Reiterations and Reflections