Religion as a Humain Capacity: A Festschrift in Honour of E. Thomas Lauson

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Ernest Thomas Lawson, Timothy Light, Brian Courtney Wilson
BRILL, 2004 - 462 oldal
Prepared in honor of E. Thomas Lawson, the essays in "Religion as a Human Capacity" represent diverse points of view in the study of religion today. Part I, "Theoretical Studies," offers a broad range of cognitivist theoretical explorations, while Part II, "Studies in Religious Behavior," presents cutting-edge applications of cognitive and other contemporary theories to religious data. This volume celebrates Lawson's critical contributions to cognitive studies of religion and the degree to which his ultimate goal of scholarship as a search for truth is matched by those who have been his colleagues and been influenced by him. Religion as a Human Capacity will be of interest to all those concerned with theory and method in the academic study of religion
 

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A Brief Intellectual Biography of E Thomas Lawson
3
Religion as a Human Capacity
15
Lessons From a Byproduct of Evolution
27
Is Religion a Rube Goldberg Device?
45
Why Do We Need Cognitive Theories of Religion?
65
Can Science Fabricate Meaning? On Ritual
89
Comparative Religion in the State of Nature
121
Toward a Discourse Between Cognitive and Critical
135
Ritual Competence and Mithraic Ritual
245
Empirical Claims of Lawson
265
On Credulity
315
What is the Bible? Analysis of a Text Concept
331
A Case of Theological Incorrectness
375
Cognition and Credence
395
Bibliography
421
Index of Names
445

Dispatches from the Religion Wars
161
What Does Jerusalem Have to Do with Amecameca?
207
Rethinking Religion Yet Again
221

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Timothy Light, Ph.D. (1974) in Linguistics from Cornell University, is Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. His fields are Chinese religions and theory and method in the academic study of religion. Most recently he has published on the phenomenon of syncretism.
Brian C. Wilson, Ph.D. (1996) in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara, is Associate Professor and Chair of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. His most recent book is Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion Today (Brill, 2002), edited with Thomas A. Idinopulos.

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