Pascal Boyer: Religion explained: The evolutionary origins of religious thought

Religion explained is a daring title, and this is the kind of spirit in which cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer sets out to present his readers a provokingly new perspective on religion. While some might find it shocking to what extent Boyer reduces the supernatural to its natural origins, this...

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Published in:Marburg Journal of Religion (Band 7)
Main Author: Schön, Brigitte
Format: Journal Articles
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2002
Institute for Comparative Cultural Research - Study of Religions and Anthropology
Online Access:archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de
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Summary:Religion explained is a daring title, and this is the kind of spirit in which cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer sets out to present his readers a provokingly new perspective on religion. While some might find it shocking to what extent Boyer reduces the supernatural to its natural origins, this fascinating book certainly contains food for thought for everyone.
ISSN:1612-2941
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/mjr.2002.7.3735