Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “God and the Brain: The Physiology of Spiritual Experience” as Want to Read:
God and the Brain: The Physiology of Spiritual Experience
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

God and the Brain: The Physiology of Spiritual Experience

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Are we hard-wired for spiritual experience? And if so, why? On God and the Brain, Dr. Andrew Newberg reveals surprising new evidence that the human capacity for transcendent consciousness may have been a critical factor in our survival and evolutionary success as a species. This pioneer of brain studies and co-author of Why God Won't Go Away presents the first audio course...more
Audio CD, Abridged, 1 page
Published February 1st 2008 by Sounds True
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about God and the Brain, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about God and the Brain

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 31)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Clif Hostetler
These are three one-hour lectures by neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg reporting on his study of brain functions, and how they respond to various spiritual and meditative practices. By bringing neuroscience and religion together he aims to provide a new perspective on practices such as worship, prayer, religious studies, rituals, the process of forgiveness and the various emotions of awe, charity, love and altruism. This ultimately spills over into an understanding of belief systems and why we u...more
Nadine
This one was pretty good. If you can get through the first part of all the physiological stuff, then the rest was really interesting and he presents some interesting points.
Simon Kidd
Simon Kidd marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
Eruch
Eruch marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2014
Colleen
Colleen marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2014
Joneen
Joneen marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2014
Lukasz Lejsza
Lukasz Lejsza marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2014
Mrs. Jeanine
Mrs. Jeanine marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2013
Krystal
Krystal marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
SeekerofHaq
SeekerofHaq marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2013
Julie Brockman
Julie Brockman marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2013
Kelli Gordy
Kelli Gordy marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2013
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2012
Reed
Reed marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2012
Krzysztof
Krzysztof marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2012
Jason
Jason marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2012
Foxglove Zayuri
Foxglove Zayuri marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2012
Alesia
Alesia added it
Feb 23, 2012
Betty
Betty marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2011
Hakija
Hakija marked it as to-read
May 05, 2011
David
David marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2011
Dean Crawford
Dean Crawford marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
3893926
Dr. Andrew Newberg is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He is considered a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religiou...more
More about Andrew B. Newberg...
Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy Born to Believe: God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs

Share This Book