The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience, and the Transcendent / Edition 1

The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience, and the Transcendent / Edition 1

by J. Hick
ISBN-10:
0230507700
ISBN-13:
9780230507708
Pub. Date:
11/24/2006
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK

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The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience, and the Transcendent / Edition 1

This is the first major response to the challenge of neuroscience to religion. It considers eastern forms of religious experience as well as Christian viewpoints and challenges the idea of a mind identical to, or a by-product of, brain activity. It explores religion as inner experience of the Transcendent, and suggests a modern spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230507708
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/24/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

PART I Religion as Human Institutions Spirituality and Mysticism What is Religious Experience? 'By Their Fruits You Will Know Them' PART II The Neurosciences' Challenge to Religious Belief Caveats and Questions Mind-Brain Identity? Current Naturalistic THeories The Alternative Possibility Freewill? PART III The Epistemological Problem The Epistemological Solution Any Particular Religion? Responses to Religious Diversity A Philosophy of Religious Pluralism Pluralism and the Religions Spirituality for Today After Death? Summarising Conclusion Bibliography Index

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