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Series I. Believing and the Practice of Religion, 1965-2008

Scope and Content

This series documents Bell's research while writing her unfinished book, Believing and the Practice of Religion. This series includes her unfinished manuscript and related research materials. The manuscript consists of chapter outlines, drafts of an introduction, notes, a preface, a table of contents, a thesis, and articles and presentations about belief that were written by Bell. Many of the pages are annotated. Research materials include photocopies of academic articles, articles written by Bell, book catalogs, book reviews, class syllabi, clippings from magazines and newspapers, conference programs, manuscripts, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, printouts of emails and online search results, reviews, and student papers.

Arrangement

This series is arranged topically.
box 1, folder 1

Believing and the Practice of Religion, unfinished manuscript (folder 1 of 3), circa 2002-2008

box 1, folder 2

Believing and the Practice of Religion, unfinished manuscript (folder 2 of 3), circa 2002-2008

box 1, folder 3

Believing and the Practice of Religion, unfinished manuscript (folder 3 of 3), circa 2002-2008

box 1, folder 4

What IS Religion? Bell's proposal for an introductory textbook for the study of religion, undated

box 1, folder 5

Research materials, circa 1972-2008

box 1, folder 6

Belief, Oxford seminar, circa 1994-2008

box 1, folder 7

Cognitive theory: how and why we believe (folder 1 of 2), circa 1989-2007

box 1, folder 8

Cognitive theory: how and why we believe (folder 2 of 2), circa 1989-2007

box 2, folder 1

Cognition and culture, consciousness, evolution, language, morality, circa 1990-2007

box 2, folder 2

Cognitive science, lying, natural history of religion, scientific study of religion, circa 1980-2006

box 2, folder 3

Anthropomorphism, cognitive science, evolution of religion, spirit possession, circa 2000-2006

box 2, folder 4

Cognitive science, 2001

box 2, folder 5

Religiosity, 2002

box 2, folder 6

Cognition and culture, circa 1993-2007

box 2, folder 7

Prayer (folder 1 of 3), circa 1984-2006

box 2, folder 8

Prayer (folder 2 of 3), circa 1984-2006

box 2, folder 9

Prayer (folder 3 of 3), circa 1984-2006

box 2, folder 10

Historical paradigms, circa 1972-2006

box 3, folder 1

Historical paradigms, circa 2003-2006

box 3, folder 2

Ethnography (folder 1 of 3), circa 1985-2007

box 3, folder 3

Ethnography (folder 2 of 3), circa 1985-2007

box 3, folder 4

Ethnography (folder 3 of 3), circa 1985-2007

box 3, folder 5

Bibliographies (folder 1 of 4), circa 1999-2007

box 3, folder 6

Bibliographies (folder 2 of 4), circa 1999-2007

box 3, folder 7

Bibliographies (folder 3 of 4), circa 1999-2007

box 3, folder 8

Bibliographies (folder 4 of 4), circa 1999-2007

box 3, folder 9

Student essay on theology, 1998

box 4, folder 1

Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 74.3, 2006

box 4, folder 2

Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 75.1 and 75.2, 2007

box 4, folder 3

Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 75.3 and 75.4, 2007

box 4, folder 4

History of Religions, Vol. 39.1, 45.4, and 46.3, 1997-2007

box 5, folder 1

Research materials for Believing and the Practice of Religion, circa 1986-2007

box 5, folder 2

Religious studies, circa 1996-2007

box 5, folder 3

Culture, theory, world religions, circa 1996-2004

box 5, folder 4

Lecture on atheism by Michael J. Buckley, S.J., 2000

box 5, folder 5

Research materials for Believing and the Practice of Religion, circa 1974-2007

box 5, folder 6

Religion and science, religious paradigms, secularism, concepts of belief, circa 1982-2006

box 5, folder 7

Belief and history, cognitive theory, religion and naturalism, theory of culture, circa 1977-2008

box 6, folder 1

Research materials for Believing and the Practice of Religion, circa 1964-2004

box 6, folder 2

Belief and illness, cognitive science, morality, the role of belief in the study of religion, circa 1982-2007

box 6, folder 3

History of belief, cognitive science, psychology of religious behavior and belief, circa 1991-2008

box 6, folder 4

The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief, and Experience, survey, 1997

box 6, folder 5

Approaches to the Study of Religion, selections, 1999

box 6, folder 6

Anthropology of Religion: A Handbook, selections, 1997

box 6, folder 7

The Catholic Imagination, 2000

box 7, folder 1

The Psychology of Religious Experiences, selections, 1965

box 7, folder 2

Atheism, knowledge and belief, modern ways of believing, circa 1951-2007

box 7, folder 3

Introduction and thesis, circa 2007

box 7, folder 4

Belief, problem with the term, 1978-1999

box 7, folder 5

Body – Embodiment (folder 1 of 2), circa 1984-2002

box 7, folder 6

Body – Embodiment (folder 2 of 2), circa 1984-2002

box 7, folder 7

Belief – History of the West, circa 2007

box 7, folder 8

Psychological approaches, 1989-2007

box 7, folder 9

Cognitive theories, 2003-2007

box 7, folder 10

Practice theory, 1990-2007

box 7, folder 11

Case studies, circa 2007

box 8, folder 1

Religion vs. science (folder 1 of 2), 2001-2007

box 8, folder 2

Religion vs. science (folder 2 of 2), 2001-2007

box 8, folder 3

Belief constructed via authority, text, discourse, communities, cosmologies (folder 1 of 2), circa 1966-2006

box 8, folder 4

Belief constructed via authority, text, discourse, communities, cosmologies (folder 2 of 2), circa 1966-2006

box 8, folder 5

Prime concerns of religion through the ages, circa 1976-2006

box 8, folder 6

Religious materialism, 1976-2007

box 8, folder 7

Economic themes of religiosity, circa 1990-2006

box 8, folder 8

The classical world, 2007

box 9, folder 1

Theories of religion (folder 1 of 3), circa 1972-2006

box 9, folder 2

Theories of religion (folder 2 of 3), circa 1972-2006

box 9, folder 3

Theories of religion (folder 3 of 3), circa 1972-2006

box 9, folder 4

Secularism and communicating beliefs, 1997-2007

box 9, folder 5

Disbelief, faith, Gnostic New Age, modern religion, political theology, circa 1993-2007

box 9, folder 6

Evangelism, gurus, health, the nature of belief, circa 1974-2006

box 10, folder 1

Atheism, modern religion, sociology of religion, circa 1969-2007

box 10, folder 2

Modern religion, circa 1999-2007

box 10, folder 3

Exploring the Religious Life, 2004

box 10, folder 4

Justification and rationality, 1986-2006

box 10, folder 5

Rationality, Religious Belief, and Moral Commitment, 1986

box 10, folder 6

Faith, Belief, and Rationality, 1991

box 10, folder 7

Cognitive science, faith, reason, symbolic forms, circa 2000-2006

box 10, folder 8

Faith, memory, reason, 1988-2004

box 10, folder 9

Democracy, ethics, justice, observation, 1977-1997