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Theological incorrectness : why religious people believe what they shouldn't

Author: D Jason Slone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do religious people believe what they shouldn't - not what others think they shouldn't believe, but things that don't accord with their own avowed religious beliefs? D. Jason Slone terms this phenomenon "theological incorrectness." He argues that it exists because the mind is built in such a way that it's natural for us to think divergent thoughts simultaneously. Human minds are great at coming up with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Jason Slone
ISBN: 0195169263 9780195169263
OCLC Number: 52047547
Description: ix, 156 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Is God a Notre Dame Football Fan? --
Religion Is for Dummies and Romantics --
Religion Is What Your Parents Say --
Religion Is Perfectly Natural, Not Naturally Perfect --
Buddha Nature --
W.D.G.D.? (What Does God Do?) --
I'd Rather Be Lucky Than Good --
Conclusion: Religion Rethought.
Responsibility: D. Jason Slone.
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Human minds are great at coming up with ideas that help them make sense of the world, but those ideas do not always accord with official religious beliefs. Slone presents discoveries from the  Read more...

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An exploration of the reasons why religious people often behave in unorthodox, if predictable, ways, Jason Slone's Theological Incorrectness is the latest in a growing number of cognitive studies of Read more...

 
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