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Douglas J. Davies

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199551538

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.001.0001

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Dynamics, Feeling, and Meanings

Dynamics, Feeling, and Meanings

(p.13) 1 Dynamics, Feeling, and Meanings
Emotion, Identity, and Religion

Douglas J. Davies

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes the various complex forms of meaning-making in relation to religion, emotion, and identity. It describes the bio-cultural approach employed in the present study, which uses emotion to access the ‘links between the body and social world’. It also draws upon the work of Edmund Rolls, which asks why humans and other animals have emotions at all.

Keywords:   emotion, religious identity, meaning, bio-cultural approach, Edmund Rolls

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