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  • n. The study of correlations of neural phenomena with the subjective experience of spirituality, attained through means such as the consumption of hallucinogenic drugs.

Etymologies

From neuro- +‎ theology (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thursday, we'll round out the issue with two explorations of "neurotheology" - the study of how the brain generates (and responds to) religious experience.

    Slate Magazine

  • GUPTA: Dr. Andrew Newberg is a pioneer in a new field called neurotheology, conducting groundbreaking studies of brain activity during prayer.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2007

  • GUPAT: Dr. Andrew Newberg is a pioneer in a new field called neurotheology, conducting groundbreaking studies of brain activity during prayer.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2007

  • He studies the relationship between the brain and religious experience, a field called neurotheology, and has written a book

    NPR Topics: News

  • But whether this evolving "neurotheology" is theology at all is doubtful.

    Faith Is More Than A Feeling

  • Since then, more and more scientists have flocked to "neurotheology," the study of the neurobiology of religion and spirituality.

    Religion And The Brain

  • And so I see "neurotheology" from a unique perspective, as one who tried to find a cognitive rationale for religion and, finding none, finally accepted that religion rests wholly on faith, which cannot be truly rational.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Therefore, the concept of "neurotheology" is a nullity -- essentially, the word means "religious belief through brain function," and that's just impossible.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The pool starts now, as I'm taking bets on how long it's going to take for the fundies to latch onto "neurotheology" to justify everything they've been advocating, including but not limited to full theocracy which, after all, seems to be their ultimate goal.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Scientists have been in the pursuit of the brain processes underlying the Unio Mystica - the Christian notion of mystical union with God - and this endeavour is now part of a newly-emerging field called "neurotheology".

    Nuns prove God is not figment of the mind

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