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Modes of Religiosity: Towards a Cognitive Explanation of the Sociopolitical Dynamics of Religion

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
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Harvey Whitehouse
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Abstract

In this article is summarized the theory of "modes of religiosity", the doctrinal mode and the imagistic mode. It seeks to contribute to a growing body of research, by explaining, in terms of underlying cognitive mechanisms, some of the varied ways in which religious commitments are experienced, organized, transmitted, and politicized.

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