Religious Narrative

An Introduction


  • Armin W. Geertz Aarhus University



religion, narrative, cognition, evolution, neurobiology, socialization


This introduction to the special issue on narrative discusses various ways of approaching religious narrative. It looks at various evolutionary hypotheses and distinguishes between three fundamental aspects of narrative: 1. the neurobiological, psychological, social and cultural mechanisms and processes, 2. the many media and methods used in human communication, and 3. the variety of expressive genres. The introduction ends with a definition of narrative.


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How to Cite

Geertz, A. (2013). Religious Narrative: An Introduction. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 42(4), 3–9.




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