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Why God won't go away : brain science and the biology of belief

Author: Andrew B Newberg; Eugene G D'Aquili; Vince Rause
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the field of neurotheology explores the complex relationship between spiritual belief and the human brain, examining the link between transcendant religious experience and actual neurological events.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B Newberg; Eugene G D'Aquili; Vince Rause
ISBN: 9780307493156 0307493156
OCLC Number: 773936735
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A photograph of God?: an introduction to the biology of belief --
Brain machinery: the science of perception --
Brain architecture: how the brain makes the mind --
Myth-making: the compulsion to create stories and beliefs --
Ritual: the physical manifestation of meaning --
Mysticism: the biology of transcendence --
The origins of religion: the persistence of a good idea --
Realer than real: the mind in search of absolutes --
Why God won't go away: the metaphor of God and the mythology of science.
Responsibility: Andrew Newberg, Eugene G. d'Aquili, and Vince Rause.

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An introduction to the field of neurotheology explores the complex relationship between spiritual belief and the human brain, examining the link between transcendant religious experience and actual neurological events.

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