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This book is the first full cognitive history of an ancient religious practice. In this ground-breaking study on one of the most intriguing and mysterious cults, Olympia Panagiotidou, with contributions from Roger Beck, shows how cognitive historiography can supplement our historical knowledge and deepen our understanding of past cultural phenomena.The cult of the sun god Mithras, which spread widely across the Graeco-Roman world at the same time as other 'mystery cults', offered its devotees certain images and assumptions about reality. Initiation into the mysteries of Mithras and participation in the life of the cult significantly affected and transformed the ways in which the initiated perceived themselves, the world, and their position within it. The cult's major ideas were conveyed mainly through its symbolic complexes. The ancient written testimonies and other records are not adequate to establish a definitive reconstruction of Mithraic theologies and the meaning of its complex symbolic structures. The Roman Mithras Cult identifies the cognitive and psychological processes which would have taken place in the minds and bodies of the Mithraists during their initiation and participation in the mysteries, enabling the perception, apprehension, and integration of the essential images and assumptions of the cult in its worldview system.

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9781472567413 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 16, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: This book is the first full cognitive history of an ancient religious practice.

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9781472567390 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 16, 2017), cover price $37.95

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Product Description: There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear. The thought that the fear of death motivates religious belief has been around since the earliest speculations about the origins of religion. There are hints of this idea in the ancient world, but the theory achieves prominence in the works of Enlightenment critics and Victorian theorists of religion, and has been further developed by contemporary cognitive scientists...read more

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9781472571625 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 25, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear.

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Product Description: The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century Ad, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the same period...read more

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9781474288699 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 19, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century Ad, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the same period.

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Product Description: The cross-cultural study of religion has always gone hand in hand with the worldview, sciences, or intellectual frameworks of the time. These frames, whether focused on psychology or politics, gender or colonialism, bring out perspectives for understanding religious behavior...read more

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9781474252102 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 19, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The cross-cultural study of religion has always gone hand in hand with the worldview, sciences, or intellectual frameworks of the time.

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The long-simmering feud between the Maddock and Lindsay ranches is threatening to become all-out war, and Evan Maddock must find a way to keep the peace

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9780553261936, titled "Pecos" | Bantam Books, January 1, 1987, cover price $2.75 | also contains Pecos | About this edition: The long-simmering feud between the Maddock and Lindsay ranches is threatening to become all-out war, and Evan Maddock must find a way to keep the peace

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Product Description: Why is the set of human beliefs and behaviours that we call "religion" such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms of religiosity found throughout history and culture? "Mental Culture" brings together an international range of scholars  -  from  Anthropology, History, Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies - to answer these questions...read more
By Dimitris Xygalatas (editor)

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9781844656646 | Routledge, August 8, 2013, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Why is the set of human beliefs and behaviours that we call "religion" such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms of religiosity found throughout history and culture?
9781845539788 | Acumen Pub Ltd, July 31, 2013, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Over the last two centuries, several scholars have asked the question, why is the set of human beliefs and behaviors that we call religion such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms of religiosity found throughout history and culture?

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9781844657421 | Routledge, August 8, 2013, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Why is the set of human beliefs and behaviours that we call "religion" such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms of religiosity found throughout history and culture?

Product Description: Over the last two centuries, several scholars have asked the question, why is the set of human beliefs and behaviors that we call religion such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms of religiosity found throughout history and culture? In this edited volume, Xygalatas and McCorkle pose these fundamental questions to a dynamic group of scholars interested in explaining religiosity from a variety of scientific perspectives, with a common reference to human cognition the way our mind works...read more

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9781845539795 | Routledge, February 28, 2013, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Over the last two centuries, several scholars have asked the question, why is the set of human beliefs and behaviors that we call religion such a widespread feature of all known human societies, past and present, and why are there so many forms of religiosity found throughout history and culture?

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