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Language and Religion : a Journey into the Human Mind.

Author: William Downes
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an innovative theory of religion as a class of cultural representations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Downes, William.
Language and Religion : A Journey into the Human Mind.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Downes
ISBN: 9780511917059 0511917058
OCLC Number: 700706216
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 A cognitive theory of religion; 2 The supernatural and the uses of the intentional; 3 Dissemination and the comprehension of mysteries; 4 Pragmatics and pragmatism; 5 Authority; 6 Conceptual innovation and revelatory language; References; Index.

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Language and Religion offers an innovative theory of religion as a class of cultural representations, dependent on language to unify diverse capacities of the human mind. It argues that religion is  Read more...

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