Breaking the Spell (Dennett book)

Breaking the Spell
AuthorDaniel C. Dennett
CountryUnited States
SubjectPsychology of religion
PublisherViking (Penguin)
Publication date
Media typePrint
200 22
LC ClassBL2775.3 .D46 2006
Preceded bySweet Dreams 

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon is a 2006 book by American philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett, in which the author argues that religion is in need of scientific analysis so that its nature and future may be better understood. The "spell" that requires "breaking" is not religious belief itself but the belief that it is off-limits to or beyond scientific inquiry.[1]

  1. ^ The University of Edinburgh (2009-02-10), Daniel Dennett: Breaking the Spell – Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, archived from the original on 2021-12-22, retrieved 2018-04-24