Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality

Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality

Barbara Bradley Hagerty


From the award-winning NPR faith correspondent comes a desirable research of the way technology is looking for to respond to the query that has questioned humanity for generations: Can technological know-how clarify God?

Is non secular adventure genuine or a fable? Are there realities that we will be able to adventure yet no longer simply degree? Does your realization rely totally in your mind, or does it expand past? In Fingerprints of God, award-winning journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty delves into the discoveries technological know-how is making approximately how religion and spirituality impact us bodily and emotionally because it makes an attempt to appreciate no matter if the ineffable position past this international could be rationally -even scientifically-explained.

Hagerty interviews a few of the world's best scientists to explain what their groundbreaking examine unearths approximately our human religious event. From analyses of the mind services of Buddhist clergymen and Carmelite nuns, to the chances of therapeutic the ill via directed prayer, to what near-death studies remove darkness from in regards to the afterlife, Hagerty reaches past what we expect we all know to appreciate what occurs to us after we think in a better power.

Paralleling the discoveries of technological know-how is Hagerty's personal account of her religious evolution. Raised a Christian Scientist, she was once a scrupulous adherent till a small second as an grownup brought on a revaluation of her ideals, which in flip led her to a brand new state of mind approximately God and faith.

An insightful exam of what technological know-how is studying approximately how and why we think, Fingerprints of God can also be a relocating tale of 1 person's look for a communion with a better strength and what she chanced on on that journey.

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