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Where God and science meet : how brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion

Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Series: Psychology, religion, and spirituality.; Praeger perspectives.
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In this far-reaching and novel work, experts from across the nation and around the world present evolutionary, neuroscientific and psychological approaches to explaining and exploring religion, including the newest findings and evidence that have spurred the fledgling field of neurotheology. Spiritual practices, or awakenings, have an impact on brain, mind and personality. These changes are being scientifically  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Where God and science meet.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006
(DLC) 2006021770
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick McNamara
ISBN: 9780313054761 0313054762 0313054770 9780313054778 0313054789 9780313054785 0313054797 9780313054792
OCLC Number: 233527044
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of A 2009 selection of the International Society for Science and Religion Library P 2009 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: v. 1. Evolution, genes, and the religious brain --
v. 2. The neurology of religious experience --
v. 3. The psychology of religious experience. Contents of v. 1: The evolutionary psychology of religion / Steven Pinker --
Sacred emotions and affective neuroscience : gratitude, costly signaling, and the brain / Robert A. Emmons and Patrick McNamara --
Genetic and environmental influences on the traditional moral values triad--authoritarianism, conservatism, and religiousness--as assessed by quantitative behavior genetics methods / Laura B. Koenig and Thomas J. Bouchard Jr. --
Religious behaviors, badges, and bans : signaling theory and the evolution of religion / Richard Sosis --
Nature's medicine : religiosity as an adaptation for health and cooperation / Joseph Bulbulia --
The cognitive psychology of belief in the supernatural / Jesse M. Bering --
The ritual healing theory : therapeutic suggestion and the origin of religion / James McClenon --
Religion is not an adaptation / Lee A. Kirkpatrick --
The cognitive and evolutionary roots of religion / Scott Atran --
Amazing grace : religion and the evolution of the human mind / Ilkka Pyysiäinen --
The significance of the evolution of religious belief and behavior for religious studies and theology / Wesley J. Wildman. Contents of v. 2: The chemistry of religiosity : evidence from patients with Parkinson's disease / Patrick McNamara [and others] --
Religious and spiritual practices : a neurochemical perspective / Andrew B. Newberg --
Neuroimaging studies of religious experience : a critical review / Nina P. Azari --
Religion and the life course : is adolescence and "experience expectant" period for religious transmission? / Candace S. Alcorta --
Neurotheology : a science of what? / Matthew Ratcliffe --
Religion as a by-product of evolved psychology : the case of attachment and implications for brain and religion research / Pehr Granquist --
Religious conversion, spiritual transformation, and the neurocognition of meaning making / Raymond E. Paloutzian, Erica L. Swenson, and Patrick McNamara --
Religion and the brain : evidence from temporal lobe epilepsy / Steven C. Schachter --
The frontal lobes and the evolution of cooperation and religion / Patrick McNamara --
Mind design and the capacity for ritual performance / Carl Seaquist --
The brain, religion, and baseball : comments on the potential for a neurology of religion and religious experience / Warren S. Brown. Contents of v. 3: The neuropharmacology of religious experience : hallucinogens and the experience of the divine / David E. Nichols and Benjamin R. Chemel --
The relationship between religion and health / Andrew B. Newberg and Bruce Y. Lee --
Religion, meaning, and the brain / Crystal L. Park and Patrick McNamara --
The darker side of religion : risk factors for poorer health and well-being / Gina Magyar-Russell and Kenneth Pargament --
The common core thesis in the study of mysticism / Ralph W. Hood, Jr. --
Cross-cultural assessments of shamanism as a biogenetic foundation for religion / Michael Winkelman --
Schizophrenia, neurology, and religion : what can psychosis teach us about the evolutionary role of religion? / Steven A. Rogers and Raymond F. Paloutzian --
Between yang and yin and heaven and hell : untangling the complex relationship between religion and intolerance / Ian Hansen and Ara Norenzayan --
The origins of dreaming / Kelly Bulkeley --
Chemical input, religious output : entheogens : a pharmatheology sampler / Thomas B. Roberts --
An illusion of the future : temptations and possibilities / Keith G. Meador.
Series Title: Psychology, religion, and spirituality.; Praeger perspectives.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick McNamara.
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