Principles of Neurotheology

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - 276 pagine
If neurotheology is to be considered a viable field, it requires a set of clear principles that can be agreed upon and supported by both the theological or religious perspective and the scientific one. This book sets out the necessary principles of neurotheology which can be used as a foundation for future neurotheological discourse.
 

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The Case for a Principia Neurotheologica
1
Definitions in Neurotheology
23
The Principles of Interaction Between Neuroscience and Theology
51
General Principles of Neurotheological Investigations
67
Towards a Neurotheological Hermeneutic
87
Principles Relating to the Methods of Neurotheological Research
115
Physiological and Phenomenological Correlates of Spiritual Practices
147
Reflections on Major Topics of Neuroscience
185
Reflections on Major Topics of Theology
221
Epistemological Issues in Neurotheology
249
Final Conclusions
267
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Informazioni sull'autore (2010)

Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Psychiatry and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of the bestselling books, How God Changes Your Brain (2009) and Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief (2001) which both explore the relationship between neuroscience and spiritual experience. He has also co-authored Why We Believe What We Believe (2008) and The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Belief (1999). The latter book received the 2000 award for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences presented by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.

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