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How God becomes real : kindling the presence of invisible others  Cover Image Book Book

How God becomes real : kindling the presence of invisible others / T. M. Luhrmann.


"How do gods and spirits come to feel vividly real to people-as if they were standing right next to them? Humans tend to see supernatural agents everywhere, as the cognitive science of religion has shown. But it isn't easy to maintain a sense that there are invisible spirits who care about you. In How God Becomes Real, acclaimed anthropologist and scholar of religion T. M. Luhrmann argues that people must work incredibly hard to make gods real and that this effort-by changing the people who do it and giving them the benefits they seek from invisible others-helps to explain the enduring power of faith"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780691164465
  • ISBN: 0691164460
  • Physical Description: xv, 235 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The faith frame -- Making paracosms -- Talent and training -- How the mind matters -- Evidence for the way gods and spirits respond -- Why prayer works -- A God who responds.
Subject: Spirituality.
Presence of God.
RELIGION / General.
Presence of God.
Sociologie religieuse.
Genre: Informational works.

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