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Why God Won't Go Away

Brain Science and the Biology of Belief

by Andrew Newberg, MD Author · Eugene D'Aquili, M.D., Ph.D. Author


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Why have we humans always longed to connect with something larger than ourselves? Even today in our technologically advanced age, more than seventy percent of Americans claim to believe in God. Why, in short, won't God go away? In this groundbreaking new book, researchers Andrew Newberg and Eugene d'Aquili offer an explanation that is at once profoundly simple and scientifically precise: The religious impulse is rooted in the biology of the brain. In Why God Won't Go Away, Newberg and d'Aquili document their pioneering explorations in the field of neurotheology, an emerging discipline dedicated to understanding the complex relationship between spirituality and the brain. Blending cutting-edge science with illuminating insights into the nature of consciousness and spirituality, they bridge faith and reason, mysticism and empirical data. The neurological basis of how the brain identifies the "real" is nothing short of miraculous. This fascinating, eye-opening book dares to explore both the miracle and the biology of our enduring relationship with God.

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Vince Rause (Author)

Vince Rause is a freelance writer and journalist whose stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications.

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Andrew Newberg, MD (Author)

Andrew Newberg, MD, is the director of research at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and the bestselling author or coauthor of several books, including How God Changes Your Brain.

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Eugene D'Aquili, M.D., Ph.D. (Author)

Eugene d'Aquili, MD, PhD, was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania for twenty years. His numerous books include Biogenetic Structuralism; Brain, Symbol and Experience; and The Mystical Mi...

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Joe Barrett
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Vince Rause
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Andrew Newberg, MD
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Eugene D'Aquili, M.D., Ph.D.
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