SSSR presidential address rain dances in the dry season: Overcoming the religious congruence fallacy

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Journal Article

Religious congruence refers to consistency among an individual's religious beliefs and attitudes, consistency between religious ideas and behavior, and religious ideas, identities, or schemas that are chronically salient and accessible to individuals across contexts and situations. Decades of anthropological, sociological, and psychological research establish that religious congruence is rare, but much thinking about religion presumes that it is common. The religious congruence fallacy occurs when interpretations or explanations unjustifiably presume religious congruence. © 2010 The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chaves, M

Published Date

  • March 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 14

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-5906

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8294

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01489.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus