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What’s missing from the scientific study of religion?

Abstract:
I argue that three questions are invariably overlooked in the study of religion: (1) why religions, and particularly shamanic-type religions, evolved, (2) why doctrinal religions evolved a mere 8000 years ago, and (3) why only humans have religion.
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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Religion, Brain and Behavior Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
349-353
Publication date:
2017-03-13
Acceptance date:
2016-08-31
DOI:
EISSN:
2153-5981
ISSN:
2153-599X
Pubs id:
pubs:687545
URN:
uri:4751996c-d425-48e7-884e-a1687ada0b43
UUID:
uuid:4751996c-d425-48e7-884e-a1687ada0b43
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pubs:687545

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