On the side of the angels? Neuroscience and religious experience

Rush, Michael (2009) On the side of the angels? Neuroscience and religious experience. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780906165706

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Abstract

The contributions made by the biological sciences to the study of religious experience cover a broad range of topics and issues including, fasting, sex, drugs, exercise, sensory deprivation, and the healing effects of prayer to name just a few. However, it is in the field of neuroscience that some of the most intriguing and controversial findings have recently been made. In an attempt to assess what progress has been made in the study of religious experience by the biological sciences this essay relates the recent work performed by neuroscientists Eugene d’Aquili and Andrew Newberg to ideas put forward previously by another biologist, Sir Alister Hardy.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;49.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion), Neuroscience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 09:24
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 12:22
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/462

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