Topoi 33 (2):487-497 (2014)

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Helen De Cruz
Saint Louis University
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The cultural transmission of theological concepts remains an underexplored topic in the cognitive science of religion (CSR). In this paper, I examine whether approaches from CSR, especially the study of content biases in the transmission of beliefs, can help explain the cultural success of some theological concepts. This approach reveals that there is more continuity between theological beliefs and ordinary religious beliefs than CSR authors have hitherto recognized: the cultural transmission of theological concepts is influenced by content biases that also underlie the reception of ordinary religious concepts
Keywords Cognitive science of religion  Evolutionary approaches to culture  Content biases  Theology
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