The Definition of Neurotheology

Neurotheology is most simply put the intersection of belief and neuroscience. Neuroscience involves physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, psychology, and many other disciplines. Theology generally relates to the study of the nature of God, Absolute Reality, religious faith, practice, and experience.

Despite enormous difference in beliefs throughout the world, people of faith also have much in common. The Golden Rule and love are at the heart of most peoples’ faith systems. Neuroscience shows that when we live by love, joy, peace, and kindness we are richly rewarded in our bodies.

To show you how we are richly rewarded, this site draws together scientific discoveries from many sources including secular, Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist neuroscientists. Even in our disagreement there is much we can learn from one another.

Most of the material on this website is presented from a Christian perspective which affirms that God is love (1 John 4:8) and that we are created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).

If you are not Christian and have found your way to this website, feel free to click here for resources that offer different perspectives on the correlation between spirituality and neuroscience from scholarly, research, and diverse faith backgrounds.

No matter what our religious or spiritual background, if we can accept that which is best from those who are different from us, they will be more drawn to us.  We can learn from one another.