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Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't

D. Jason Slone


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.

Keywords: theological incorrectness, religious behavior, belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169263
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195169263.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Jason Slone, author
University of Findlay