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Neurotheology: Virtual Religion in the 21st Century

McKinney, Laurence O.

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ISBN 10: 0945724012 / ISBN 13: 9780945724018
Editorial: Amer Inst for Mindfulness 1994-08-01, 1994
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Título: Neurotheology: Virtual Religion in the 21st ...

Editorial: Amer Inst for Mindfulness 1994-08-01

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: New

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The most lively, readable and authoritative work on the interface between mind science and religion, Neurotheology: Virtual Religion in the 21st Century has become the classic in its field, a standard by which others are measured.

Teachers, scientists, students, and readers worldwide have found answers they wanted to basic riddles we all face. McKinney’s ability to trace the basis and evolution of religious and metaphysical practice with modern brain scanning technology has been praised by experts in every field including leading Christian theologian Harvey Cox, the Dalai Lama, and visionary writer Arthur C. Clarke.

What will we actually experience at death? Why do all religions let us escape hell? Why does God act like your father, and not your friend’s father? Why do we get that tunnel of light? How do athletic training and sincere religious practice both alter the mind in positive ways? Exactly how did we become "human"? What were we thinking between conception and birth? When did we first notice time?

Be prepared to marvel at how the brain manages our world from moment to moment as it weaves the tapestry of consciousness. Then be prepared to relax when you finally learn why "heaven" in any religion is not only likely, but nearly impossible to avoid for reasons quite acceptable to modern science.

The Harvard-educated author skillfully re-examines cutting edge brain science through social and cultural context to re-examine birth, infancy, life, and death through radically new perspectives.

If you enjoy thinking but want deeper answers, this is an owner’s manual for your mind. If you are religious, but enjoy science, this is the book you’ve been searching for. Neurotheology earned honorable mention in the Writer's Magazine First Works competition and remains the classic in a growing field.

About the Author:

Author, essayist and columnist Laurence O. McKinney has chronicled the leading edge of Western culture since the 1970s. Educated at private schools and Harvard, McKinney originally trained to be a writer, but a gift for explaining the science behind modern medicine and technology led instead to an international career in communications. His educational materials soon found their way into classrooms nationwide as well as the Army, the Navy, and the Smithsonian. In 1983, he co-founded the American Institute for Mindfulness in Boston, and began the research that led to Neurotheology. In his breakthrough work, the original book that coined the term, McKinney combined his training at the Harvard Divinity School with his lifelong study of mind science to anchor a work exploring and explaining some of the most difficult questions of human existence.

Besides his professional activities, McKinney has taught at the University of North Carolina, and has given lectures and talks at a number of institutions. Moving to Arlington, MA, a Boston suburb, in 1997, McKinney has continued to write and conduct further research. He corresponds with readers from all paths of life. His current project, an exploration of some simple differences between male and female minds and the complex problems this creates for modern humans, is slated for completion in late 2003.

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