Immersing Ourselves in New Worlds: Where Theology Meets Cognitive Research

Assistant  Jan Rüggemeier - from the Department of New Testament Studies in the
Assistant Jan Rüggemeier - from the Department of New Testament Studies in the Faculty of Protestant Theology is studying how approaches taken from cognitive science can be applied to theology. © Photo: Justin Gedikoglu all’images in original size .
What happens when we look at a late antique image? In what order does our gaze wander over the individual elements? Where does it linger? What bodily reactions do such images or early Christian narratives trigger in us? Attempts to answer questions like this are going well beyond merely interpreting early Christian works. A research project embarked on by the University of Bonn together with the University of St Andrews is now bringing Ancient Studies and Cognitive Science together. ...
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