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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Cognitive Science of Religion and Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group and Science, Technology, and Religion Group and SBL Religious Experience in Antiquity Group

Call for Papers: 

Religion, Emotion, and Belief

How can recent approaches from the natural and social sciences help scholars of religion to better understand the religious experience of belief? Is belief a natural product of affective and cognitive processes? What role does emotion play in belief? Does the role of emotion and belief function differently in “science” and “religion”? How do religions use emotion to cultivate the believing religious subject? Is there room for a model of self and subjectivity that goes beyond self-cultivation, in which a subject is being acted upon (ethics of passion)? What are the distinct benefits and limitations to conceptualizing religious belief in these ways?

Method: 
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Process: 
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