R. Uro, Ritual and the Rise of Early Christian Movement. Early Christian World: Second Edition, edited by Philip Esler. Two Vols. London: Routledge, 2017, 427- 441.

R. Uro, Cognitive Science in the Study of Early Christianity: Why It Is Helpful – and How? New Testament Studies 63: 4 (2017), 1-18.

V. Kaše, Ekklesiologiaa, kristologiaa ja magiaa: Paavalin ehtoollistradition kognitiivinen uudelleenarviointi. Raamattu ja magia, edited by K. Valkama, H. von Weissenberg, & N. Nikki. Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura 2006, 238–264.

R. Roitto, Dangerous but contagious altruism: recruitment of group members and reform of cooperation style through altruism in two modified versions of Hammond and Axelrod’s simulation of ethnocentric cooperation. Religion, Brain & Behavior 6 (2016), 154-168

R. Roitto, Forgiveness, Ritual and Social Identity in Matthew: Obliging Forgiveness”, Social Memory and Social Identity in the Study of Early Judaism and Early Christianity, edited by J. Jokiranta, S. Byrskog, and R. Hakola. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2016, 187-210.


A.K. Gudme, Tomhændet må ingen se mit ansigt! Gavens teologi i Det Gamle Testamente [The Theology of the Gift in the Hebrew Bible], Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift  78:4 (2015), 261-280.

A. K. Gudme, Med Døden til bords: Gæstfrihed og kvinder i Det Gamle Testamente” [Dining with Death: Hospitality and Women in the Hebrew Bible], Forum for Bibelsk Eksegese 19, 2015, 26-53.

A. K. Gudme, Blev templet på Garizim bygget med templet i Jerusalem som forbillede? [Was the temple on Mount Gerizim modeled after the Jerusalem temple?], Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift 78:3 (2015), 1-21.

R. Roitto, The Polyvalence of ἀφίημι and the Two Cognitive Frames of Forgiveness in the Synoptic Gospels, Novum Testamentum 57 (2015), 136-58.


A.K. Gudme, Dyed Yarns and Dolphin Skins: Temple Texts as Cultural Memory in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish Studies 50:1-14.

A.K. Gudme, “Inside – Outside: Domestic Living Space in Biblical Memory”. Memory and the City in Ancient Israel edited by Diana V. Edelmann and Ehud Ben Zvi. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014, 61-78.

A.K. Gudme, Sex, Violence and State Formation in Judges 19-21. Greek Connections, Copenhagen Seminar Series, edited by Philippe Wajdenbaum and Thomas L. Thompson. Durham: Acumen Publishers, 2014, 165-174.

A.K. Gudme “If I were hungry, I would not tell you” (Ps 50,12): Perspectives on the Care and Feeding of the Gods in the Hebrew Bible. SJOT 28:2 (2014): 170-182.

V. Kaše, Experimenty dějin: Kognitivní historiografie mezi dějepisectvím a kognitivní vědou [English title :Experiments of History: Cognitive Historiography between Historiography and Cognitive Science]. Pantheon 9:1 (2014), 93–112. [pdf including abstract in English]

V. Kaše, Mluvící pes ve Skutcích Petrových a hypotéza o zapamatovatelnosti minimálně kontraintutivních reprezentací [English title :Speaking Dog in the Acts of Peter and the Hypothesis on Memorability of Minimal Contraintuitive Representations]. Pp. 10–33 in Z. Vozár (Ed.), Mezinárodní religionistická studentská vědecká konference Kutná hora 2012: Sborník prací. Praha: Karolinum 2014. [pdf including abstract in English]

R. Roitto, Reintegrative Shaming and a Prayer Ritual of Reintegration in Matthew 18:15-20. Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok 97 (2014), 95–123.

R. Uro, Review of Ritualizing the Disposal of the Deceased: From Corpse to Concept, by William W. McCorkle, Jr. Toronto Studies in Religion 30. Peter Lang, 2010. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 2:1 (2014), 63–66.


I. Czachesz & R. Uro, The Cognitive Science of Religion: A New Alternative in Biblical Studies. Pp. 1–14 in I. Czachesz & R. Uro, Mind, Morality, and Magic.

A.K. Gudme, A Kind of Magic? An Analysis of the ’Law of Jealousy’ in Numbers 5:11-31 as Magical Ritual and as Ritual Text. In H. R. Jacobus, A.K. Gudme & P. Guillaume (eds), Magic and Divination in the Biblical World. Gorgias Press 2013.

A.K. Gudme, The Biblical Vow as Barter Deal or Friend-Making Gift: A reconsideration of the vow of the sailors in Jonah 1:16. In M. Satlow (ed.), The Gift in Antiquity. Blackwell 2013.

V. Kaše, Didaché 9-10: Problémy a perspektivy současného bádání [English title: Didache 9-10: Problems and perspectives of contemporary research]. Religio: Revue pro religionistiku, 21(1), 73–94 (2013). [pdf including abstract in English]

R. Roitto, Is Covenantal Nomism only Jewish? Henoch 58 (2013).

R. Roitto, Sinless Sinners who Remain in Him: Social Identity in 1 John. In B. Tucker and C. Baker (eds), The T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity and the New Testament. London: T & T Clark 2013.

R. Roitto, A Cognitive Perspective on Identity and Behavioural Norms in Ephesians. Pp. 234-50 in R. Uro & I. Czachesz, Mind, Morality and Magic.

R. Uro, Insights from Cognitive and Ritual Studies: A Response to Kaler’s and Tite’s Papers on Religious Experience in Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 42 (2013), 22–8.

R. Uro, The Interface of Ritual and Writing in the Transmission of Early Christian Traditions. Pp. 62–76 in I. Czachesz & R. Uro, Mind, Morality and Magic.

R. Uro, From Corpse Impurity to Relic Veneration: New Light from Cognitive and Psychological Studies. Pp. 180–96 in I. Czachesz & R. Uro, Mind, Morality and Magic.


A.K. Gudme, Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Dedicatory Inscriptions as Communication with the
Divine. In C. L. Crouch, J. Stokl and A. E. Zernecke (eds), Mediating Between Heaven and Earth: Communication with the Divine in the Ancient Near East. T & T Clark International 2012.

R. Roitto, Practices of Confession, Intercession and Forgiveness in 1 John 1.9; 5.16. New Testament Studies 58 (2012), 232-53.

R.Uro, Explaining Radical Family Ethos in the Synoptic Gospels: From Functionalist Accounts to Cognitive Theorizing. Pp. 351–76 in S.-O. Back & M. Kankaanniemi (eds), Voces Clamantium in Deserto: Essays in Honor of Kari Syreeni. Studier i exegetik och judaistik utgivna av Teologiska fakulteten vid Åbo Akademi 11. Åbo: Åbo Akademi.


R. Uro, Ritual, Memory, and Writing in Early Christianity. Temenos 47:2 (2011), 159–82.

R. Uro, Cognitive and Evolutionary Approaches to Ancient Rituals: Reflections on Recent Theories and Their Relevance for the Historian of Religion. Pp. 487–510 in J. T. Turner, C. H. Bull, & L. Ingeborg Lied (eds), Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 76. Leiden: Brill 2011.

R. Uro, Kognitive Ritualtherien: Neue Modelle für Analyse urchristliche Sakramente. Evangelische Theologie 71:4 (2011), 272–88.

R. Uro, Towards a Cognitive History of Early Christian Rituals. Pp. 103–121 in I. Czachesz & T. Bíró (eds), Changing Minds: Religion and Cognition through Ages. Groningen Studies in Cultural Changes. Leiden: Peeters 2011.

V. Kaše, Kam se poděla ryba? Dějiny jedné (možné) křesťanské reprezentace [English title: Why Is not Fish on the Menu? History of the one (possible) Christian representation]. Sacra, 9(1), 5–21 (2011). [pdf]


A.K. Gudme, Modes of Religion: An alternative to ‘popular/official’ religion. Pp. 77-90 in
Emanual Pfoh (ed.), Anthropology and the Bible: Critical Perspectives. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias
Press 2010.

A.K. Gudme. Practice behind the Text? The Conditional Vow in the Hebrew Bible Narrative
Texts. Pp 69-79 in A. K. Gudme (ed.), Text and Ritual. University of Copenhagen

A.K. Gudme, How Should We Read Hebrew Bible Ritual Texts? A Ritualistic reading of the Law
of the Nazirite (Num 6:1-21). Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 23:1 (2009), 64-

P. Luomanen, I. Pyysiäinen & R. Uro, Introduction: Social and Cognitive Perspectives in the Study of Early Judaism and Christianity. Pp. 1–33 in Luomanen, Pyysiäinen & Uro, Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism.

R. Roitto, Act as a Christ-Believer, as a Household Member or Both? – A Cognitive Perspective on the Relation Between the Social Identity in Christ and Household Identities in Pauline and Deutero-Pauline Texts. In B. Holmberg and M. Winninge (eds), Identity Formation in the New Testament. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck Verlag 2008.

R. Roitto, Belong, Believe, Behave – a Cognitive Perspective on the Meaning and Social Dynamics of Identity and Behaviour Norms in the Primitive Christ-Movement. In Holmberg, B. (ed.), Exploring Early Christian Identity. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck Verlag 2008.

R. Uro, Ritual and Christian Origins. Pp. 223–235 in Richard DeMaris & Dietmar Neufeld (eds), Understanding the Social World of the New Testament. London: Routledge 2010.

R. Uro, The Bridal Chamber and Other Mysteries: Ritual System and Ritual Transmission in the Valentinian Movement. Pp. 457–86 in Nissinen & Uro (eds), Sacred Marriages: The Divine-Human Sexual Metaphor from Sumer to Early Christianity. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns 2008.

R. Uro, Gnostic Rituals from a Cognitive Perspective. Pp. 115–37 in Luomanen, Pyysiäinen & Uro, Explaining Christian Origins.