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  Stewart E. Guthrie, Ph.D.

   Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
   Ph.D., Yale University, 1976

   Fordham University
   113 W. 60th Street  
   New York, NY 10023
   fax: (212) 636-7153


Research Interests
Theory of religion, anthromomorphism, animism, perception and cognition, Japan.
Guthrie, Stewart. 1993. Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion. Oxford University Press. Paperback edition, 1995.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1988. A Japanese New Religion: Risshô Kôsei-kai in a Mountain Hamlet. Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies 1. The University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, Ann Arbor.
Guthrie, Stewart E. Forthcoming. "Anthropology and anthropomorphism in religion." In The Salvaged Mind: SocialAnthropology, Religion, and the Cognitive Sciences, H. Whitehouse and J. Laidlaw, eds. Carolina Academic Press, Durham.
Guthrie, Stewart E. Forthcoming. "Gambling on Gods: Religion as anthropomorphism and animism." In Handbook of the Psychology of Religion, D. Wulff, ed. Oxford University Press, New York.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 2007. "Opportunity, challenge and a definition of religion." Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 1(1):58-67.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 2002. "Animal animism: Evolutionary roots of religious cognition." In Current Approaches in the Cognitive Science of Religion, Ilkka Pyysiäinen and Veikko Anttonen, eds., pp. 38-76. Continuum, London.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 2006. "Intelligent Design as Illusion." Free Inquiry (April/May):40-44.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 2004. "Folk religion in a rural Japanese hamlet: A fieldwork perspective." Temenos 39-40 (2003–2004):101-123.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 2001. "Why Gods? A Cognitive Theory." In Religion in Mind: Cognitive Perspectives on Religious Belief, Ritual and Experience, J. Andresen, ed., pp. 94-111. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1999. "How is Religion Causal—And What is it Exactly?" Historical Reflections/Reflections Historiques 25(3):405-412.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1997. "The origin of an illusion." In Handbook of the Anthropology of Religion, S. Glazier, ed., pp. 489-504. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1997. "Anthropomorphism: A definition and a theory." In Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes and Animals, R.W. Mitchell, N.S. Thompson, and H.L. Miles eds., pp. 50-58. State University of New York Press, Albany.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1996. "The Sacred: A Skeptical View." In The Sacred and Its Scholars, T. Idinopulos and E. Yonan, eds., pp. 124-138. E.J. Brill, Leiden.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1996. "Religion: What is it?" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35(4):412-419.
Guthrie, Stewart E. 1980. "A cognitive theory of religion." Current Anthropology 21(2):181- 203.




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