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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157361211X577284 Archive for the Psychology of Religion 33 (2011) 137-171 Can Neurotheology Explain Religion? Dave Vliegenthart 1 Master Student, Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam, Oude

In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion
Author: Homayun Sidky

in the development of human religiosity. Th ese include beliefs that shamanism was the universal religion of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers and that it represents a neurotheology, the expressions of which have been preserved in ancient cave art and in the magico-religious beliefs and practices of

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Remco Robinson

In this volume of essays, Newberg sets out to formulate the nature and basic principles of neurotheology. In the first chapter he describes what neurotheology sets out to be: a unique field of scholarship and investigation that explores the relationship between the brain and theology and, more

In: Journal of Empirical Theology
Author: E. Janet Warren

effects of prayer, considers psychosomatic medicine and neurotheology (which diminish the need for supernatural hypotheses for prayer’s efficacy) and reviews some studies and critiques of distal intercessory prayer. Brown argues that, from a pentecostal perspective, which emphasizes relationship plus

In: Pneuma
Author: Frederick Seay

,” seeking out and favoring those who most resemble them. The gospel ideal, however, calls for a diverse, multicultural, and multiethnic community of God’s people (p. 105). Green explores the boundary where psychology, spirituality, and neuroscience merge to form “neurotheology” or “spiritual neuroscience

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology
Author: K. Helmut Reich

Buin, 2000), or “NeuroTheology: Brain, science, spiritu- ality, religious experience” ( Joseph, 2002). Taken together, these and similar volumes impress many people from general readers to various experts of other disciplines with the alleged recent “breakthroughs” in neurobiology and the projection of

In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion

, which impedes a deepening of the specificities of each approach. Aletti finds an example of “integration” in psychotheology or theopsychology that, akin to neurotheology or theoneurology, risks reducing the scope and the specificity of theology and psychology or neurology. He remarks that the problems that

In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion
Author: Yvan Prkachin

hoping to reinvigorate their respective fields with a shot of ‘neuro’ tonic: neuroanthropology, neuroeconomics, neuroethics, neuroaesthetics, and neurotheology have joined a host of other neurologically-inflected disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. At the same time, the growing

In: Nuncius
Author: Amos Yong

, Pilch draws heavily on the work of Eugene d’Aquili and Andrew Newberg, cognitive neuroscientists who have worked at the vanguard of the emerging field of ‘neuro-theology’, 10 and of the cul- tural anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, who has done extensive fieldwork among groups with trance and visionary

In: Journal of Pentecostal Theology

. Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem , pp. 249-266. Cambridge : MIT Press . MacLennan , B.J. ( 2003 ). Evolutionary Neurotheology and the Varieties of Religious Experience . In: R. Joseph , ed., NeuroTheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience . San Jose

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition