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Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality

Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality

Is spiritual experience real? Or is it a delusion? When we pray, what happens? Can science explain God? In Fingerprints of God, National Public Radio religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty attempts to answer these and other vexing questions about the science of spiritual experience. Along the way she tells the story of her own intriguing spiritual evolution, delves into the discoveries science is making about how faith affects our brains and explores what near-death experiences reveal about the afterlife. The result is a rich and insightful examination of what science is learning about how and why we believe.

Chapter 1: Crossing the Stream

Chapter 2: The God Who Breaks and Enters

Chapter 3: The Biology of Belief

Chapter 4: The Triggers for God

Chapter 5: Hunting for the God Gene

Chapter 6: Isn’t God a Trip?

Chapter 7: Searching for the God Spot

Chapter 8: Spiritual Virtuosos

Chapter 9: Striving for Perfection

Chapter 10: Out of My Body or out of My Mind?

Chapter 11: A New Name for God

Chapter 12: Paradigm Shifts

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