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Published: 05 January 2017

284 Pages


ISBN: 9780198779865

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Cognitive Science and the New Testament

A New Approach to Early Christian Research

István Czachesz

  • Provides an introduction to the field of cognitive science and outline the program of a cognitive turn in New Testament Studies
  • Surveys the field of evolutionary theory as we move toward a deeper understanding of cognitive approaches to culture and religion
  • Reviews recent developments in evolutionary theory, including group selection and cultural evolution
  • Considers the problem of memory and transmission analyzing the for the formation of early Christian traditions in general, and the origins of the writings of the New Testament, in particular
  • Examines cognitive theories of ritual and magic

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