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By E. Thomas Lawson

This e-book develops a cognitive method of faith. Focusing fairly on ritual motion, it borrows analytical tools from linguistics and different cognitive sciences. The authors supply a lucid, severe assessment of tested techniques to the research of faith, and make a powerful plea for the combo of interpretation and rationalization. frequently represented as aggressive ways, they're, quite, complementary and both very important to the research of symbolic structures. Rethinking faith offers with the connection among cognition and tradition in a unique demeanour, and introduces a style of research that might have many functions.

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