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Title: Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism: Contributions from Cognitive and Social Science
Author: Luomanen, Petri Ilkka Pyysiainen, Risto Uro (eds)
Publisher: ; Publication Date: 2016
Paperback; ISBN: 9780884141433
Volumes: 1; Pages: 336
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Cognitive science of religion is a radically new paradigm in the study of religion. Apart from psychology and anthropology of religion, also historians of religion have shown increasing interest in this approach. This volume is groundbreaking in combining cognitive analysis with historical and social-scientific approaches to biblical materials, Christian origins, and early Judaism. The book is in four parts: an introduction to cognitive and social-scientific approaches, applications of cognitive science, applications of conceptual blending theory, and applications of socio-cognitive analyses. The book will be of interest for historians of religion, biblical scholars, and those working in the cognitive science of religion.Table of ContentsSocial and cognitive perspectives in the study of Christian origins and early Judaism / Petri Luomanen, Ilkka Pyysiainen and Risto Uro The promise of cognitive science for the study of early Christianity / Luther H. Martin The mystery of the stolen body: exploring Christian origins / Ilkka Pyysia?inen The emergence of early Christian religion: a naturalistic approach / Istva?n Czachesz A cognitive approach to ritual systems in first-century Judaism / Kimmo Ketola Gnostic rituals from a cognitive perspective / Risto Uro Conceptual blending in the Exegesis on the soul / Hugo Lundhaug Conceptual blending and early Christian imagination / Vernon K. Robbins The sociology of knowledge, the social identity approach and the cognitive science of religion / Petri Luomanen "Remember my fetters": memorialisation of Paul's imprisonment / Philip F. Esler Social identities and group phenomena in Second temple Judaism / Raimo Hakola Social identity in the Qumran movement: the case of the penal code / Jutta Jokiranta Epilogue / Troels Engberg-Pedersen.