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The Resource Religious and spiritual experiences, Wesley J. Wildman

Religious and spiritual experiences, Wesley J. Wildman

Label
Religious and spiritual experiences
Title
Religious and spiritual experiences
Statement of responsibility
Wesley J. Wildman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the value of religious and spiritual experiences within human life? Are we evolutionarily programmed to have such experiences? How will emerging technologies change such experiences in the future? Wesley Wildman addresses these key intellectual questions and more, offering a spiritually evocative naturalist interpretation of the diverse variety of religious and spiritual experiences. He describes these experiences, from the common to the exceptional, and offers innovative classifications for them based on their neurological features and internal qualities. His account avoids reductionalistic oversimplifications and instead synthesizes perspectives from many disciplines, including philosophy and natural sciences, into a compelling account of the meaning and value of religious and spiritual experiences in human life. The resulting interpretation does not assume a supernatural worldview nor does it reject such experiences as positive affirmation of this-worldly existence"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wildman, Wesley J.
Dewey number
210
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL53
LC item number
.W573 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Experience (Religion)
  • Technology
  • Religieuze ervaring
  • Spiritualiteit
Label
Religious and spiritual experiences, Wesley J. Wildman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Exploring a strange yet familiar landscape: a strategy for interpreting religious and spiritual experiences; 2. Spirituality and the brain: a revolutionary scientific approach to religious and spiritual experiences; 3. A smorgasbord of dangers and delights: the phenomenology of religious and spiritual experiences; 4. Gateway to ultimacy: the importance of intense experiences; 5. Can you trust your instincts? The cognitive reliability of religious and spiritual experiences; 6. The brain-group nexus: the social power of religious and spiritual experiences; 7. Make it start, make it stop! Religious and spiritual experiences in the future; 8. Brains in bodies, persons in groups, and religion in nature: an integrative interpretation of religious and spiritual experiences; Glossary of key terms; Works cited
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
659752377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9781107000087
Lccn
2010037095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)659752377
Label
Religious and spiritual experiences, Wesley J. Wildman
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Exploring a strange yet familiar landscape: a strategy for interpreting religious and spiritual experiences; 2. Spirituality and the brain: a revolutionary scientific approach to religious and spiritual experiences; 3. A smorgasbord of dangers and delights: the phenomenology of religious and spiritual experiences; 4. Gateway to ultimacy: the importance of intense experiences; 5. Can you trust your instincts? The cognitive reliability of religious and spiritual experiences; 6. The brain-group nexus: the social power of religious and spiritual experiences; 7. Make it start, make it stop! Religious and spiritual experiences in the future; 8. Brains in bodies, persons in groups, and religion in nature: an integrative interpretation of religious and spiritual experiences; Glossary of key terms; Works cited
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
659752377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9781107000087
Lccn
2010037095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)659752377

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