A New Biology of Religion: Spiritual Practice and the Life of the Body: Spiritual Practice and the Life of the Body

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ABC-CLIO, Jul 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 221 pages
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This book is unique in its focus on bodily experience as an independent source of knowledge and insight, an important aspect of recent discoveries in neurology and psychology. By rethinking what it is to be human and what role self-consciousness plays, it finds striking points of intersection between science and religion and challenges readers to rediscover their spiritual connections to the physical world.

Combining scientific rigor with the spiritual quest, A New Biology of Religion: Spiritual Practice and the Life of the Body reframes the science-religion debate. This profound work examines how all things are connected—both scientifically and spiritually—and shows how religious practices mirror the biological processes of life.


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Preface and Acknowledgments
Should We Abolish Religion?
Those Who Come to Mock
Getting Past PostChristianity
Every Body Is a Mind of Its
Dont Make the News I Just Report
SelfAwareness Is a Very Dangerous Gift
This Text Will SelfDestruct
The Body Speaks the Mind Listens
Both Perfect and Broken

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About the author (2012)

Michael Steinberg is the author of The Fiction of a Thinkable World: Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism.

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