|Author||Daniel C. Dennett|
|Subject||Psychology of religion|
|LC Class||BL2775.3 .D46 2006|
|Preceded by||Sweet Dreams|
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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.