mardi, mai 13, 2008

What's a "neural Buddhist?"

David Brooks has a fascinating article in the New York Times today (see the link). The focus is on the advances in cognitive science. How does what we are finding out about the brain affect how we experience God?

Is God a product of the brain or has God designed the brain to experience God?

While I'm not sure the writer means by a "neural Buddhist," I do find his central point worth considering. Is it possible that we are wired to sense the transcendent? What does this mean for those of us who believe in a particular God incarnate in Christ?

In his piece, Brooks mentions a laundry list of books on the topic. Those of us who confess belief in a personal God might want to look at some of the work the neuroscientists are doing.

Any ideas? Feel free to join in the conversation.

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