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Jesper Sørensen
Associate Professor, Aarhus University

Jesper Sørensen is associate professor and research programme director at the Department of the Study of Religion, School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark. His research has been published in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Journal of Cognition and Culture, Numen and Religion, Brain and Behavior, among others.

Written by Jesper Sørensen

Essay/
Anthropology
Relics of power

From the foreskin of Jesus to the scarf of Elvis: why humans cannot resist the magical potency of charismatic objects

Jesper Sørensen