In two days two articles have come out that I have long awaited. I began writing this article on cognitive historicism several years ago when I was leading a Mellon Seminar at Rice. Because I was working to integrate cognitive linguistics with historical methods, I was treading new ground. So it took a while. But finally after intense revision and rethinking, a version emerged that I finished last year. It is published today in the second volume of the interdisciplinary handbooks on religion (Religion: Social Religion) by MacMillan.