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Religion as a Cultural Solution to Social Living

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1. Title Title of document Religion as a Cultural Solution to Social Living - Religion Evolving
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Benjamin Purzycki; Aarhus University; Denmark
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Richard Sosis; University of Connecticut; United States
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) cognitive science of religion; anthropology of religion; evolutionary religion; beliefs; behavioural religion; religious thought; religion and culture; signalling theory
5. Subject Subject classification cognitive science of religion; anthropology
6. Description Abstract When evolutionarily minded social scientists investigate fitness payoffs and the aforementioned “functional logic” of religion, they risk being dismissed as naive functionalists. As we embrace a form of evolutionary functionalism throughout the volume, Chapter 2 introduces this view and entertains the arguments that scholars have leveled against cultural functionalism. We show how contemporary evolutionary functionalist approaches avoid the pitfalls these scholars identify. In this chapter we also examine some of the socioecological problems that particular communities face and how religions overcome those challenges, thus bringing our analysis of beliefs, practices, and religious communication to bear on a variety of problems that religions address. This frames the discussion throughout the remainder of the volume.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 10-Mar-2022
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.42783
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Religion Evolving
16. Language English=en en
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