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Thinking about Religion

Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion


Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)

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Thinking about Religion examines cutting-edge breakthroughs from across the sciences concluding that religion persists because the mind is primed for faith, ready to grasp and fiercely defend beliefs that make sense but defy logic.


cognition cognitive science god logic mind model psychology religion revolution

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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityAustralia

About the authors

Yujin Nagasawa is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director of the John Hick Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments (2008). He received the Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008.

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