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Modes of religiosity : a cognitive theory of religious transmission

Author: Harvey Whitehouse
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2004.
Series: Cognitive science of religion series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religions_whatever else they may be_are configurations of cultural information reproduced across space and time. Beginning with this seemingly obvious fact of religious transmission, Harvey  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitehouse, Harvey.
Modes of religiosity.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607394689
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Whitehouse
ISBN: 0759106142 9780759106147 0759106150 9780759106154
OCLC Number: 53231221
Description: xiii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: First principles for explaining religion and ritual --
Cognitively optimal religion --
Cognitively costly religion --
The theory of modes of religiosity --
Ritual and meaning in the doctrinal mode --
Ritual and meaning in the linguistic mode --
Religious enthusiasm and its limits --
Theoretical challenges --
Empirical challenges.
Series Title: Cognitive science of religion series.
Responsibility: by Harvey Whitehouse.
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Harvey Whitehouse's Modes of Religiosity is very serious, part of a new movement that challenges everything that is usually written about religiosity. -- Mary Douglas, University College, London Read more...

 
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