Introduction to the Issue


  • Luther Martin University of Vermont



Graeco-Roman Antiquity, cognitive science of religion


Introduction to the Issue

Author Biography

Luther Martin, University of Vermont

Luther H. Martin is Professor Emeritus of Religion, University of Vermont.


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Lundhaug, H. 2010. Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Martin, L. H., and P. Pachis, eds. 2009. Imagistic Traditions in the Graeco-Roman World: A Cognitive Modeling of History of Religious Research. Thessaloniki: Vanias.

Martin, L. H., and J. Sørensen. 2011. Past Minds: Studies in Cognitive Historiography. London: Equinox Publishing.

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How to Cite

Martin, L. (2014). Introduction to the Issue. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 1(1), 10–13.