Cognition and religion

Robert Wuthnow

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Recent developments inspired by cognitive science have significant implications for the sociobgicol study of religion. Studies in cognitive anthropohgy and related fields such as neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and linguistics clarify the processes by which information is structured, given meaning, and remembered. This work provides new concepts and techniques for investigating topics that have long been central to the study of religion, including cultural schemas, metaphors, and narratives. These topics hold special promise for applications to the study of religious identity, practice, and experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-360
Number of pages20
JournalSociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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