Brain & Belief
An Exploration of the Human Soul
By John McGraw
(Aegis Press, Paperback, 9780974764504, 404pp.)
Publication Date: January 2005
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From its beginnings in prehistoric religion to its central importance in Western faith traditions, the soul has been a constant source of fascination and speculation. Brain & Belief seeks to understand mankind's obsession with life, death, and the afterlife. Exploring the latest insights from neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and existential psychology, McGraw exhaustively researches the various takes on the human soul and considers the meaning of the soul in a postmodern world. The ambitious scope of the book is balanced by a deeply personal voice whose sympathy for both science and religion is resonant.
John J. McGraw possesses degrees in psychology, philosophy and religious studies from Stanford University. Currently, he works at the University of California at San Diego as a medical researcher.