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Brelsford, Theodore – Religious Education, 2007
This article proposes a concept of "mythical realism" as a way of understanding important characteristics of religion and orienting religious education. The focus is on beliefs as one central aspect of religion. The author draws on recent cognitive studies in religion to illumine the "counterintuitive" and "mythic" character of religious belief,…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Beliefs, Goal Orientation
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Brelsford, Theodore – Religious Education, 2005
Recent work in the cognitive sciences provides new neurological/biological and evolutionary bases for understanding the construction of knowledge (in the form of sets of ideas containing functionally useful inferences) and the capacity for imagination (as the ability to run inferences and generate ideas from information) in the human mind. In…
Descriptors: Inferences, Religious Education, Religion, Cognitive Psychology