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On faith and the fear of fatality : a review of recent research on deities and death

Abstract:

Although speculations about the role of fear—and fear of death in particular—in the evolutionary and psychological origins of religion have been around for millennia, it is only in the last decade or so that systematic empirical investigations on the matter have been undertaken. In this paper, we review this recent body of correlational and experimental research to assess theoretical developments in the evolutionary and cognitive psychology of religion, and in Terror Management Theory. While ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1558/jcsr.v1i2.193

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Equinox Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
193-214
Publication date:
2013-10-23
DOI:
EISSN:
2049-7563
ISSN:
2049-7555
URN:
uuid:2379b57a-2bfb-4563-83ae-f800d7bd89c2
Source identifiers:
527576
Local pid:
pubs:527576
Language:
English

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