Religion and the Body

Title

Religion and the Body

Files

Contributor(s)


Whitney A. Bauman
David Cave
Nuria M. Farre-i-Barril
James W. Haag
Jagbir Jhutti-Johal
Mira Karjalainen
John J. McGraw
Eric Repphun
Rebecca Sachs Norris
Arthur Saniotis
Sebastian Schuler
Deana L. Weibel

Description

This book reflects on the implications of neurobiology and the scientific worldview on aspects of religious experience, belief, and practice. Just as interest in the neurosciences and related fields has burgeoned in contemporary society, interest in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive studies is also growing within the religious studies academy, and reflection on these shifts is well overdue. How do religious practitioners negotiate the interconnection of science and religion? What can the neurosciences add to scholars’ understanding of religion and to how humans construct religious meaning? Chapters address these questions by investigating religious experience and authority, the cultural construction and deconstruction of the body, and cross-cultural appropriations of the body.

ISBN

9789004221116

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Brill

City

Leiden

Keywords

Neurosciences -- Religious aspects, Neurobiology, Religion and science

Disciplines

Neurosciences | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion