God on the Brain: What Cognitive Science Does (and Does Not) Tell Us about Faith, Human Nature, and the Divine

By Brad Sickler

God on the Brain

Format: Paperback

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God on the Brain: What Cognitive Science Does (and Does Not) Tell Us about Faith, Human Nature, and the Divine

By Brad Sickler

The human brain is incredibly complex. Both Christian and secular scholars alike affirm this fact, yet the traditional view of humanity as spiritual beings made in the image of God has come under increased pressure from humanistic and materialistic thinkers who deny that humans are anything more than their physical bodies. Christians have long affirmed that humans are spiritual beings made by God to know and fellowship with him, while the humanist position views humans as merely evolved animals. 

Bradley Sickler provides a timely theological, scientific, and philosophical assessment of the human brain, highlighting the many ways in which the gospel informs the Christian understanding of cognitive science. Here is a book that provides a much-needed summary of the Bible’s teaching as it sheds light on the brain, with careful interaction with the claims of modern science, arguing that the Christian worldview offers the most compelling vision of the true nature of humanity.


Author:

Bradley L. Sickler (PhD, Purdue University) is associate professor of philosophy and the program director for the master of arts in theological studies program at the University of Northwestern St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Specifications

Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 208
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6443-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6443-7
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Weight: 8.0 ounces
Published: July 21, 2020

Table of Contents

Contents

1. The Nature of Humans
2. Science and Christianity: The Conflict Thesis
3. Science and Christianity: Strangers or Friends?
4. Evolutionary Explanations for Belief in God
5. Is Everything Just Brain States?
6. Doing Away with the Soul
7. Mind-Body Interaction and Simplicity
8. The Question of Freedom
9. Reason, Science, and Morality
10. Reformed Epistemology and the Naturalness of Belief