Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-03
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

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We all want healthy, compassionate, loving relationships-but too often, something seems to get in the way. Instead of finding the deep connections we long for with family and friends, we end up frustrated and disappointed-with others and with ourselves. Now, in Anatomy of the Soul, psychiatrist Curt Thompson draws upon the latest neurological discoveries to prove that spiritual practices can actually alter our brain patterns-improving our relationships and literally making us more like the people God intends us to be. By weaving together these new findings about the brain with Scripture, spiritual disciplines, and real-life personal stories, Anatomy of the Soulis a guide to transforming your mind, heart, and relationships.

Author Biography

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Neuroscience: A Window into the Mindp. 1
As We Are Knownp. 11
Love the Lord Your God with All Your ... Mindp. 27
Are You Paying Attention?p. 49
Remembering the Futurep. 63
Emotion: The Experience of Godp. 89
Attachment: The Connections of Lifep. 109
Earned Secure Attachment: Pointing to the New Creationp. 135
The Prefrontal Cortex and the Mind of Christp. 157
Neuroscience: Sin and Redemptionp. 183
The Rupture of Sinp. 205
The Repair of Resurrectionp. 221
The Mind and Community: The Brain on Love, Mercy, and Justicep. 235
Epiloguep. 257
Bibliographyp. 267
Reflection Questionsp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 281
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