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Vol 3, No 1-2 (2016)

Special Issue: Digital Humanities, Cognitive Historiography, and the Study of Religion

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Table of Contents

Digital Humanities, Cognitive Historiography, and the Study of Religion

Introduction: Digital Humanities, Cognitive Historiography, and the Study of Religion PDF
Frederick S. Tappenden , Edward Slingerland 7-11
Exploring the Challenges and Potentialities of the Database of Religious History for Cognitive Historiography PDF
Brenton Sullivan , Michael Muthukrishna , Frederick S. Tappenden , Edward Slingerland 12-31
The Database of Religious History and the Study of Ancient Mediterranean Religiosity PDF
Frederick S. Tappenden 32-42
Network Analysis of Biblical Texts PDF
István Czachesz 43-67
Utilizing Complex Systems Statistics for Historical and Archaeological Data PDF
Justin E. Lane , Michael J. Gantley 68-92
Mining the Past – Data-Intensive Knowledge Discovery in the Study of Historical Textual Traditions PDF
Kristoffer L Nielbo , Ryan Nichols , Edward Slingerland 93-118
Distant Reading Conversion in Early Modernity PDF
Stephen Wittek 119-133


The Gendered Deep History of the Bona Dea Cult PDF
Leonardo Ambasciano 134-156
Defilement and Moral Discourse in the Hebrew Bible: An Evolutionary Framework PDF
Yitzhaq Feder 157-189

Review Article

Divination in the Ancient World, from Plato to the Neo-Platonists by Way of Aristotle and the Stoics. A Review of Peter T. Struck’s Divination and Human Nature PDF
Massimo Pigliucci 190-197

Book Reviews

Jeppe Sinding Jensen, What is Religion? (Durham: Acumen, 2014), xi + 186 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84465-759-9. $19.95 pbk. PDF
Roberto Alciati 198-200
Luther H. Martin, Deep History, Secular Theory: Historical and Scientific Studies of Religion (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014), 364 pp. ISBN 978-1-61451- 619-4. €99.95 /US$140.00 hbk. PDF
Leonardo Ambasciano 201-203
Luther H. Martin, The Mind of Mithraists: Historical and Cognitive Studies in the Roman Cult of Mithras (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015), ix +189 pp. ISBN: 9-781-47258-419-9. $112.00 hbk. PDF
Leonardo Ambasciano 204-207
David Wengrow, The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press 2013), 184 pp. ISBN: 9-780-6911-5904-1. $42.00/£34.95 hbk. PDF
Maurice Bloch 208-210
Edmund Russell, Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), xviii + 216 pp. ISBN: 9-780-52174-509-3. £18.99 pbk. PDF
Andrea Brunelli 211-214
Clive Gamble, Settling the Earth: The Archaeology of Deep Human History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 396 pp. ISBN: 9-781-10760- 107-9. $94.99 hbk, $39.99 pbk, $32.00 e-book. PDF
Thomas J. Coleman III 215-218
István Czachesz and Risto Uro (eds.), Mind, Morality and Magic: Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical Studies (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), viii+316 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84465-733-9. $150 hbk. PDF
Vojtěch Kaše 219-221
Radek Kundt, Contemporary Evolutionary Theories of Culture and the Study of Religion (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic), 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1-47423-224-1. $102.60 hbk, ISBN: 978-1-35003-707-6. $39.95 pbk. PDF
Peter Mano 222-226
Kevin Laland, Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind (Princeton, NJ and Woodstock,: Princeton University Press, 2017), 464 pp. ISBN: 978-0-69115-118-2. $35.00/£27.95 hbk. PDF
Anders Klostergaard Petersen 227-231
István Czachesz, Cognitive Science & the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0-19877-986-5. £65.00 hbk. PDF
Anders Klostergaard Petersen 232-235
Joseph Henrich, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter (Princeton, NJ and Woodstock: Princeton University Press, 2016), 464 pp. ISBN: 978-0-69116-685-8. $29.95/£22.95 hbk. PDF
Anders Klostergaard Petersen 236-239
Peter Turchin, Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth (Chaplin, CT: Beresta Books, 2015), 274 pp. ISBN: 978-0-99613-953-3. $18.95 pbk, $9.95 ePub; Kindle. PDF
Anders Klostergaard Petersen 240-244
Peter Bellwood, First Migrants: Ancient Migration in Global Perspective (Malden, MA, Oxford and Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2013), 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4051-8908-8. £22.99/€31.10 pbk, ISBN: 978-1-4051-8909-5. £59.95/€81.00 hbk. PDF
Ian Tattersall 245-246
Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt, A Natural History of Natural Theology: The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015), xvii+246 pp. ISBN: 978-0-26202-854-7. $40.00/£27.95 hbk. PDF
Donald Wiebe 247-250

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