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Modes of Religiosity A Cognitive Theory of Religious Transmission

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ISBN-10: 0759106150

ISBN-13: 9780759106154

Edition: 2004

Authors: Harvey Whitehouse

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 5/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Cognition and Religious Transmission
First Principles for Explaining Religion and Ritual
Cognitively Optimal Religion
Cognitively Costly Religion
The Theory of Modes of Religiosity
The Theory of Modes of Religiosity
Ritual and Meaning in the Doctrinal Mode
Ritual and Meaning in the Imagistic Mode
Religious Enthusiasm and Its Limits
Theoretical and Empirical Challenges
Theoretical Challenges
Empirical Challenges
Epilogue: Cumulative Theory Building in the Cognitive Science of Religion
References
Index
About the Author