Agents (Superhuman / Counterintuitive)

in Vocabulary for the Study of Religion Online
Brian Malley
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Some of the most widespread cultural concepts used in fantasy, fiction, and mythology are counterintuitive in the sense that they match some innate expectations and violate others. Among these counterintuitive concepts, superhuman agent concepts are taken very seriously because they achieve cognitive relevance in serious contexts, especially in understanding religious ritual. ⸙

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