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God's Brain,9781616141646

God's Brain



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We humans use religion to induce brainsoothing as a relief for innate anxiety. In a lively and accessible style, the authors combine vignettes of religious practices with discussions of the latest research on religion's neurological effects on the brain.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
And What an Amazing, If Improbable, Story It Isp. 11
You Need Both a Zoom Lens and a Microscope to See Religionp. 21
Adventures of the Soulp. 45
Faith in Sexp. 69
Religion as Law and the Denial of Biologyp. 83
Is Religion Monkey Business?p. 101
My Brain. Your Liturgy. Our State of Gracep. 123
The Elephant in the Chapel Is in Your Skullp. 143
Puzzles, Answers, and More Puzzlesp. 165
And What's Your Brainsoothe Score?p. 183
Rather a Beginning, Not a Conclusionp. 193
Endnotesp. 217
Indexp. 239
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