Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief (Paperback)

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Why have we humans always longed to connect with something larger than ourselves? Even today in our technologically advanced age, more than seventy percent of Americans claim to believe in God. Why, in short, won’t God go away? In this groundbreaking new book, researchers Andrew Newberg and Eugene d’Aquili offer an explanation that is at once profoundly simple and scientifically precise: The religious impulse is rooted in the biology of the brain.

In Why God Won’t Go Away, Newberg and d’Aquili document their pioneering explorations in the field of neurotheology, an emerging discipline dedicated to understanding the complex relationship between spirituality and the brain. Blending cutting-edge science with illuminating insights into the nature of consciousness and spirituality, they bridge faith and reason, mysticism and empirical data. The neurological basis of how the brain identifies the “real” is nothing short of miraculous. This fascinating, eye-opening book dares to explore both the miracle and the biology of our enduring relationship with God.

About the Author


Andrew Newberg, MD, is the director of research at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and the bestselling author or coauthor of several books, including "Why God Won't Go Away".



Nando Parrado lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Vince Rause lives in Pittsburgh.

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Praise For…


“A wonderful assessment of the brain and its activity when God is experienced.”
–HERBERT BENSON, M.D.,
President, Mind/Body Medical Institute and
Author of The Relaxation Response


“A THRILLING EXPLORATION . . . Newberg’s reverential attitude toward the great unknowns is reminiscent of Einstein’s.”
–LARRY DOSSEY, M.D.
Author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345440341
ISBN-10: 034544034X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: March 26th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English