This book analyzes the concept of theological incorrectness, namely, why people believe what they shouldn’t? It takes off from Justin Barrett’s notion of “theological correctness”, which contends that while religious believers produce theologically correct ideas in situations that allow them the time and space to reflect symmetrically on their beliefs, the same people can stray from those ideological beliefs in situations that require them to solve problems rapidly. It also puts forward a cognitive approach to studying religion.
|Print publication date: 2004||Print ISBN-13: 9780195169263|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005||DOI:10.1093/0195169263.001.0001|