Summary: College and university professors have been demanding that this book, out of print for several years, be made available again as it is unique in its field. This new edition, which includes a new preface, offers a balanced study of the implications of scientific developments in psychology and neuroscience for traditional Christian beliefs.
Malcolm Jeeves, former editor of Neuropsychologia, a leading international scientific journal in behavioral and cognitive n ...show moreeuroscience, explores the intersection of science and faith in defining what it means to be human. He reports on recent scientific research on consciousness and the link between mind, brain, and behavior. He examines issues such as determinism by indicating the possible relevance of chaos theory to enduring concerns about freedom and responsibility. He looks at human nature and animal nature, and considers whether or not animals have souls. He addresses questions about the components of human nature in terms of the soul and the spirit, and the interrelationship between them and the body, such as: Does spiritual awareness depend on the intactness of our brains or does spirituality stand apart from our biological substrate? ...show less
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