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How to Know You’ve Survived Death

A Cognitive Account of the Popularity of Contemporary Post-mortem Survival Narratives

Claire White, Michael Kinsella and Jesse Bering

living, this is seen as constituting strong evidence for the phenomenon (e.g., see Stevenson 1997; Tucker 2005). Most often, but not exclusively, these marks correspond with wounds that would have been inflicted at the time of death in a previous life. Congenital abnormalities such as missing fingers

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Jeff Carter

" or interviewing people in their local language. It may include such activities, but in fact, fieldwork is more essentially an engagement between the scholar and a domain of human life worthy of inquiry. It is a mode of investigation that not only recognizes the context-dependent character of all

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Faydra Shapiro

unprecedented opportunity for the autonomy of personal life for “everybody”. It also contains a serious danger—of motivating mass withdrawal into the “private sphere” while “Rome burns.” (1967: 117) Many within the Jewish community would argue that the “informed assimilation” chosen by some Livnot participants

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Galen Amstutz

provided significant contributions to rural life in their day (mosquito netting, medicines, textiles and clothing, hats, oil, pawnshops, and brewing). And, although the connection is somewhat more indirect, their behavior was not governed purely by the acquisition of wealth but also, in a majority of cases

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Ottavio Palombaro

dependent variable dates back to Max Weber’s analysis in his masterpiece The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism ([1905] 1930). Other important sociologists were motivated to conduct further analysis ( Tawney [1922] 1967 ; Groethuysen 1927 [1964]), and a specialized field of studies developed as

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Joseph Bulbulia

and orienting religious com- mitments (which, as we have seen come easily to children) for the benefits these commitments bring to children over the long haul. In living in a group of strongly motivated co-religionists who reliably recognize the genuine com- mitments of others, no external policing is

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Children of Buddha, or Caretakers of Women?

Self-Understandings of Ordained Buddhist Women in Contemporary Japan

Monika Schrimpf

comfortably with me” (interview, September 2014). To her, looking and living like an ordinary woman enables her to help women in her everyday life and to convey the Buddhist “wisdom,” namely that Buddha (or the universe) is in everybody’s heart. 14 This partial de-emphasis of a gap between ordained

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To Naturalize is to Differentiate

How Recent Scientific Theories of Cognition Provide a More Plural Basis for Theorizing Religion

Stefani Ruper

play a constant role in the convergence of human experience, behavior, and belief. But as the multilayered adaptive landscapes of human life change, so do the functional orientations of our brains” (603). An example of a stable feature would be the sky being blue, or living amongst other humans; this

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Donald Wiebe

of the Paleolithic was of the gatherer-hunter who foraged for their livelihood. Hobbes describes our ancestors as living in ‘continual fear’ with ‘a danger of violent death’ and a life that was ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.’ In actuality, Paleolithic populations appear to have been

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William Over

intrudes upon the everyday tasks of people around him, demanding that their lives change to produce more harmony. His alternative approach to daily living succeeds through a childish innocence that demands from iranian cinema 239 others their participation in his vision of a life more immediate and ful