John E. Dowling
Dowling, a Harvard neuroscientist, deals with the brain on every level, beginning with clear and engaging descriptions of its basic chemical and physical features and building upward to its operations during moments of sensation, learning, memory, emotion, and rationality. Especially interesting are his closing reflections on consciousness and his expressions of doubt that science can ever fully explain it.
Andrew Newberg, MD, and Mark Robert Waldman
One of the most popular authors on the subject of God and the brain, Newberg provides a readable and engaging look at religious belief through a neuroscientific lens. Though not a Christian, Newberg rejects the reductionist conclusion that understanding brain activity exposes belief in God as a purely neural phenomenon.
Justin L. Barrett
Focusing on studies of children and their religious or proto-religious beliefs, Fuller Seminary’s Justin Barrett makes a convincing case that there is nothing unnatural about humanity’s religious impulse. He skillfully dismantles common objections to the proposition that belief in God reflects an accurate perception of reality.
Timothy R. Jennings, MD
Jennings, an experienced Christian psychiatrist, shows how different brain features relate to habits of mind, moral choices, past traumas, and—most fundamentally—our view of God. Bringing both Scripture and brain science to bear, he deals with subjects like love, fear, sin, judgment, addiction, ...1
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