The minds of gods: A comparative study of supernatural agency

  title={The minds of gods: A comparative study of supernatural agency},
  author={B. G. Purzycki},
  • B. G. Purzycki
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • The present work is the first study to systematically compare the minds of gods by examining some of the intuitive processes that guide how people reason about them. By examining the Christian god and the spirit-masters of the Tyva Republic, it first confirms that the consensus view of the Christian god's mind is one of omniscience with acute concern for interpersonal social behavior (i.e., moral behaviors) and that Tyvan spirit-masters are not as readily attributed with knowledge or concern of… CONTINUE READING
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