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Where God and Science Meet

Where God and Science Meet: Volume I: Evolution, Genes, and the Religious BrainWhere God and Science Meet: Volume II: The Neurology of Religious ExperienceWhere God and Science Meet: Volume III: The Psychology of Religious Experience
Below is the table of contents for Where God and Science Meet: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion (Editor, Dr. Patrick McNamara, Praeger Perspectives, 2006).
Table of Contents
Volume I: Evolution, Genes, and The Religious Brain
Series Foreword J. Harold Ellens
Acknowledgments
Preface Patrick McNamara
Chapter 1: The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion Steven Pinker
Chapter 2: Sacred Emotions and Affective Neuroscience: Gratitude, Costly Signaling, and the Brain Robert A. Emmons and Patrick McNamara
Chapter 3: Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Traditional Moral Values Triad – Authoritarianism, Conservatism, and Religiousness – as Assessed by Quantitative Behavior Genetic Models Laura B. Koenig and Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr.
Chapter 4: Religious Behaviors, Badges, and Bans: Signaling Theory and the Evolution of Religion Richard Sosis
Chapter 5: Nature’s Medicine: Religiosity as an Adaptation for Health and Cooperation Joseph Bulbulia
Chapter 6: The Cognitive Psychology of Belief in the Supernatural Jesse M. Bering
Chapter 7: The Ritual Healing Theory: Therapeutic Suggestion and the Origin of Religion James McClenon
Chapter 8: Religion Is Not An Adaptation Lee A. Kirkpatrick
Chapter 9: The Cognitive and Evolutionary Roots of Religion Scott Atran
Chapter 10: Amazing Grace: Religion and the Evolution of the Human Mind Ilkka Pyysiainen
Chapter 11: The Significance of the Evolution of Religious Belief and Behavior for Religious Studies and Theology Wesley Wildman
Index
About the Editor and Contributors
About the Advisory Board
Volume II: The Neurology of Religious Experience
Series Foreword J. Harold Ellens
Acknowledgments
Preface Patrick McNamara
Chapter 1: The Chemistry of Religiosity: Evidence from Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Patrick McNamara, Raymon Durso, Ariel Brown, and Erica Harris
Chapter 2: Religious and Spiritual Practices: A Neurochemical Perspective Andrew B. Newberg
Chapter 3: Neuroimaging Studies of Religious Experience: A Critical Review Nina P. Azari
Chapter 4: Religion and the Life Course: Is Adolescence an “Experience Expectant” Period for Religious Transmission? Candace S. Alcorta
Chapter 5: Neurotheology: A Science of What? Matthew Ratcliffe
Chapter 6: Religion as a By-Product of Evolved Psychology: The Case of Attachment and Implications for Brain and Religion Research Pehr Granqvist
Chapter 7: Religious Conversion, Spiritual Transformation, and the Neurocognition of Meaning Making Raymond F. Paloutzian, Erica L. Swenson, and Patrick McNamara
Chapter 8: Religion and the Brain: Evidence from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Steven C. Schachter
Chapter 9: The Frontal Lobes and the Evolution of Cooperation and Religion Patrick McNamara
Chapter 10: Mind Design and the Capacity for Ritual Performance Carl Seaquist
Chapter 11: The Brain, Religion, and Baseball: Comments on the Potential for a Neurology of Religion and Religious Experience Warren S. Brown
Index
About the Editor and Contributors
About the Advisory Board
Volume III: The Psychology of Religious Experience
Series Foreword J. Harold Ellens
Acknowledgments
Preface Patrick McNamara
Chapter 1: The Neuropharmacology of Religious Experience: Hallucinogens and the Experience of the Divine David E. Nichols and Benjamin R. Chemel
Chapter 2: The Relationship between Religion and Health Andrew B. Newberg and Bruce Y. Lee
Chapter 3: Religion, Meaning, and the Brain Crystal L. Park and Patrick McNamara
Chapter 4: The Darker Side of Religion: Risk Factors for Poorer Health and Well-Being Gina Magyar-Russell and Kenneth Pargament
Chapter 5: The Common Core Thesis in the Study of Mysticism Ralph W. Hood, Jr.
Chapter 6:Cross-Cultural Assessments of Shamanism as a Biogenetic Foundation for Religion Michael Winkelman
Chapter 7: Schizophrenia, Neurology, and Religion: What Can Psychosis Teach Us about the Evolutionary Role of Religion? Steven A. Rogers and Raymond F. Paloutzian
Chapter 8: Between Yang and Yin and Heaven and Hell: Untangling the Complex Relationship between Religion and Intolerance Ian Hansen and Ara Norenzayan
Chapter 9: The Origins of Dreaming Kelly Bulkeley
Chapter 10: Chemical Input, Religious Output – Entheogens: A Pharmatheology Sampler Thomas B. Roberts
Chapter 11: An Illusion of the Future: Temptations and Possibilities Keith G. Meador
Index
About the Editor and Contributors
About the Advisory Board
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of BU School of Medicine