Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action
Robert J. Russell
Vatican Observatory, 1999 - Medical - 496 pages
This collection of 21 essays explores the creative interaction among the cognitive neurosciences, philosophy, and theology. It is the result of an international research conference co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory, Rome, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley.
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