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Brain & Belief by John J. McGraw

Are we souls born to live forever or animals meant to pass a few decades upon this planet’s surface?  Are we ‘angels to be’ or just beasts?  The importance of the idea of the soul cannot be overstated.  In this fascinating book the concept of the soul is thoroughly investigated.  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 humankind'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 is available for media appearances.  His expertise in philosophical and religious topics make him an eloquent and informed guest for talk radio.



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John J. McGraw possesses degrees in psychology, philosophy and religious studies from Stanford University.  Currently, he is working on a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego.


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This book can be ordered through any bookstore.  It is typically stocked at all Borders stores across the United States.  It can also be ordered through Amazon.com.  The retail price for the paperback edition is just $14.95.

Bookstores can order the book through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, or direct from our distributor (Biblio Distribution 800 462-6420).  ISBN 0974764507


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