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10. Neuroscience and the Human Soul / Human Responsibility

  • Beauregard, Mario & Denyse O’Leary. The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2007.
  • Brown, Warren, et al. Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1998.
  • Bulkeley, Kelly. The Wondering Brain: Thinking about Religion with and beyond Cognitive Neuroscience. New York: Routledge, 2005.
  • Bulkeley, Kelly, editor. Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
  • Clayton, Philip. Mind & Emergence: From Quantum to Consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Clayton, Philip & Paul Davies. The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • d’Aquili, Eugene & Andrew B. Newberg. The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1999.
  • d’Aquili, Eugene & Andrew B. Newberg. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. New York: Random House, 2001.
  • Du Toit, Cornel W., ed.  Brain, Mind, and Soul: Unifying the Human Self. Pretoria: Research Institute for Theology and Religion, 2002.
  • Flanagan, Owen. The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of the Mind and How to Reconcile Them. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
  • Green, Joel B. What about the Soul? Neuroscience and Christian Anthropology. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004.
  • Green, Joel B. & Stuart L. Palmer, eds. In Search of the Soul: Four Views of the Mind-Body Problem. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2005.
  • Gregersen, Niels H., et al. The Human Person in Science and Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Habgood, John. Being a Person: Where Faith and Science Meet. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1998.
  • Jeeves, Malcolm, ed. From Cells to Souls - and Beyond: Changing Portraits of Human Nature. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
  • Lorimer, David, ed. Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2004.
  • Moreland, J.P. & Scott B. Rae. Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.
  • Murphy, Nancey. Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Murphy, Nancey & Warren Brown. Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Peterson, Gregory R. Minding God: Theology and the Cognitive Sciences. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.
  • Runehov, Anne L. C. Sacred or Neural: The Potential of Neuroscience to Explain Religious Experience. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007.
  • Russell, Robert John & Nancey Murphy & T. Meyering & M. Arbib, eds. Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Vatican City & Berkeley, CA: Vatican State Observatory & CTNS, 2000.
  • Seybold, Kevin S. Exploration in Neuroscience, Psychology and Religion. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.
  • Ward, Keith. In Defence of the Soul. Oxford: OneWorld Publications, 1998.

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