Changing Minds: Religion And Cognition Through The Ages, edited by Istvan Czachesz and Tamas Biro. Groningen Studies in Cultural Change 42. Peeters, 2012. 260pp., pb. €48.00. ISBN-13: 9789042925533.

Authors

  • Joseph Bulbulia Victoria University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.v2i1.75

Keywords:

cognitive semantics, evolutionary biology, religious studies

Abstract

Book review.

References

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Bulbulia, J. 2009. “Charismatic signalling.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, Culture 3(4): 518–551.

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Xygalatas, D., U. Schjødt, J. Bulbulia, I. Konvalinka and E.-M. Jegindo. 2013. “Autobiographical Memory in a Fire-Walking Ritual.” Journal of Cognition and Culture 13(1–2): 1–16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685373-12342081

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2014-11-10

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Bulbulia, J. (2014). Changing Minds: Religion And Cognition Through The Ages, edited by Istvan Czachesz and Tamas Biro. Groningen Studies in Cultural Change 42. Peeters, 2012. 260pp., pb. €48.00. ISBN-13: 9789042925533. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 2(1), 75–79. https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.v2i1.75

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