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3. The Value(s) of Belief: Ancient Religion, Cognitive Science and Interdisciplinarity


 
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1. Title Title of document 3. The Value(s) of Belief: Ancient Religion, Cognitive Science and Interdisciplinarity - Theorizing Religion in Antiquity
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Jason Davies; University College London;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies; Ancient History
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) religion in antiquity; ancient religion; ancient history; classics
 
5. Subject Subject classification ancient religion
 
6. Description Abstract ‘Belief’ remains a vexed term in the study of ancient religion despite the fact that almost every publication on the topic aspires to bring the discussion to a point of completion. I shall argue that secular enquiries into aspects of ‘religion’ and ‘belief’ in particular will inevitably lead to scholarly fissure. This in part lies behind the long-standing disciplinary willingness to explore extradisciplinary methods and questions. The recent appearance of cognitive science of religion offers particular opportunities – and risks – that are the latest in a series of interdisciplinary borrowings. I shall outline these opportunities and risks, identifying some broad implications for history of religion as a field before contextualizing cognitive science of religion within the framework of cultural theory.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 13-May-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/27963
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.27963
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Theorizing Religion in Antiquity
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) worldwide,
6th century BCE to 4th century CE
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd