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I raise issues about the scope and content of the religion-and-science field of study and suggest that cultural diversity has not been considered relevant or important. Adding it to the present foci of discussion yields different ideas and constructs about the nature and experience of religion than currently found in most of the religion-and-science literature. Consideration of cultural diversity not only broadens the ideas and constructs but also leads to practical (applied) considerations that have not been prominent in this field.

Keywords: applications of religion-and-science; communitarian religion; culture diversity; popular religion

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Professor Emerita in Anthropology, Arizona State University, and Research Professor of Psychology, George Washington University. Her mailing address is 2753 Bon Haven Lane, Annapolis, MD 21401;, Email:

Publication date: 2010-06-01

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