The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience (Theology and the Sciences)

By: d'Aquili, Eugene; Newberg, Andrew B.

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Second printing. A nice copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. ix, 228 pp. How does the mind experience the sacred? What biological mechanisms are involved in mystical states and trances? Is there a neurological basis for patterns in comparative religions? Does religion have an evolutionary function? This pathbreaking work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Building on an explanation of the basic structure of the brain, the authors focus on parts most relevant to human experience, emotion, and cognition. On this basis, they plot how the brain is involved in mystical experiences. Successive chapters apply this scheme to mythmaking, ritual and liturgy, meditation, near-death experiences, and theology itself. Anchored in such research, the authors also sketch the implications of their work for philosophy, science, theology, and the future of religion.

Title: The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience (Theology and the Sciences)

Author: d'Aquili, Eugene; Newberg, Andrew B.

Categories: Religion, Biology,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Fortress Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 0800631633

ISBN Number 13: 9780800631635

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2289077

Keywords: RELIGION SCIENCE BIOLOGY,