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Jeeves, Malcolm A., 1926-
Minds, brains, souls, and gods : a conversation on faith, psychology, and neuroscience / Malcolm Jeeves
Alternate Title Conversation on faith, psychology, and neuroscience
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2013]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF51 .J44 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Psychology and religion
Psychology, Religious
Neurosciences -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Physical Description 219 pages ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-214) and indexes
Contents What is psychology, and how should we approach it? -- What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? -- How free am I? : free will and determinism -- Determinism, genetics, and the "God gene" -- Have Benjamin Libet's experiments exploded the free-will myth? -- But is it all in the brain? : the emergence of social neuroscience -- But what about the soul? -- Don't parapsychology and near-death experiences prove the existence of the soul? -- What makes us human? : the development of evolutionary psychology -- Are humans different? : what about morality in animals? -- What is the difference between altruism, altruistic love and agape? -- Does language uniquely define us as humans? -- Does my brain have a "God spot"? -- Does God guide and direct us? -- Does neuropsychology have anything to offer psychotherapy and counseling? -- Are religious beliefs the twenty-first-century opium of the people? : what about placebo effects? -- What about spirituality? : is it a separate "religious" part of me? -- Can science "explain away" religion? -- Where next?

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