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- DescriptionThe author presents a new theory of magical actions based on a wide array of recent findings in the cognitive sciences. Analysing classical ethgraphic cases, he argues that paying close attention to the underlying cognitive processes will t only explain why magical rituals look the way they do, it will also supply new insights into the role of magic in the formation of institutionalised religion.
- Author BiographyJesper Sorensen, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Comparative Religion, Institute of Philosophy, Pedagogic, and the Study of Religion, University of Southern Denmark, and International Fellow at the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of numerous other works and articles in the fields cognitive and evolutionary underpinning of religious phenomena, method and theory in the study of religion, and Western Esotericism.
- Author(s)Jesper Sorensen
- PublisherAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication27/11/2006
- SubjectAlternative Belief Systems
- Series TitleCognitive Science of Religion
- Place of PublicationCalifornia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAltaMira Press,U.S.
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight376 g
- Width155 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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