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Cover of: Fingerprints of God by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
About the Book

From the award-winning journalist covering religion for National Public Radio comes a fascinating investigation of how science is seeking to answer the question that has puzzled believers and scientists alike for generations: Can science explain God?From the award-winning NPR religion correspondent comes a fascinating investigation of how science is seeking to answer the question that has puzzled humanity for generations: Can science explain God?Is spiritual experience real or a delusion? Are there realities that we can experience but not easily measure? Does your consciousness depend entirely on your brain, or does it extend beyond? In Fingerprints of God, award-winning journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty delves into the discoveries science is making about how faith and spirituality affect us physically and emotionally as it attempts to understand whether the ineffable place beyond this world can be rationally even scientificallyexplained.Hagerty interviews some of the worlds top scientists to describe what their groundbreaking research reveals about our human spiritual experience. From analyses of the brain functions of Buddhist monks and Carmelite nuns, to the possibilities of healing the sick through directed prayer, to what near-death experiences illuminate about the afterlife, Hagerty reaches beyond what we think we know to understand what happens to us when we believe in a higher power.Paralleling the discoveries of science is Hagertys own account of her spiritual evolution. Raised a Christian Scientist, she was a scrupulous adherent until a small moment as an adult triggered a revaluation of her beliefs, which in turn led her to a new way of thinking about God and faith.An insightful examination of what science is learning about how and why we believe, Fingerprints of God is also a moving story of one persons search for a communion with a higher power and what she discovered on that journey.

Classifications

Library of Congress BL240.3 .H34 2009
Dewey 215

2 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: Fingerprints of God
2009, Riverhead Books
Fingerprints of God
in English
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2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Fingerprints of God
Electronic resource in English

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