Invisible Hands and Sacred Unicorns: 'Occulture' as a Schema for Supernatural Ascriptions in the Millennial Generation

Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects - Göran Larsson

Ingela Visuri [+-]
Södertörn University
Ingela Visuri holds a PhD in the Study of Religions at Södertörn University, Stockholm. Her main work concerns cognitive perspectives on religious behaviours and experiences, which she explores in relation to autistic cognition in her dissertation. Visuri has also published on subjects related to methodological issues, gender and religion, and the didactics of religious education.

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This book introduces and summarises the Building Block Approach to Religious Studies that has been developed and proposed by professor Ann Taves (University of Santa Barbara) and associate professor Egil Asprem (Stockholm University). The book opens with a lengthy introduction by Taves and Asprem that describes the Building Block Approach, explains how and why they developed it, and what it can be used for in the study of religions. The introduction by Taves and Asprem is followed by seven responses, comments and critiques that identify pros and cons of the approach suggested by Taves and Asprem. The book ends with a response by Taves and Asprem. The overall aim of the book is to provide a short and user-friendly introduction and critical discussion of the building block approach to religious studies that can be used by undergraduate, graduate and more advanced scholars in the field of religious studies. The aim is to provide a critical primer that addresses how and why scholars of religions should pay attention to the building block approach to religious studies.

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Visuri, Ingela. Invisible Hands and Sacred Unicorns: 'Occulture' as a Schema for Supernatural Ascriptions in the Millennial Generation. Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Feb 2020. ISBN 9781781798676. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37589. Date accessed: 20 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37589. Feb 2020

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