Description: The study of religious thought, behavior, and practices in the Bible from the perspective of cognitive science, evolutionary science, and cognitive linguistics. Explores human memory, extreme religious experiences, ritualized behaviors, shamanism and religious therapy, religious community, universality of religion, and the emergence and transmission of religious ideas and practices among early Jews and Christians. GR: seminar leadership, 7500 word research paper. Cross-list: RELI 431. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 531 if student has credit for RELI 431.