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, M.D., is the director of research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling Why God Won t Go Away, and his research has been featured in Time; Newsweek; O, The Oprah Magazine; and on the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the BBC, and NPR.
Nando Parrado lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Vince Rause lives in Pittsburgh.
"From the Hardcover edition."
“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