Category Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Book Review: The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain, by Kevin Nelson, M.D.

This book is a godsend (no pun intended) for anyone with an interest in both neurology and spirituality. Dr. Nelson, a neurologist, describes how one particular patient’s account of a life-changing vision at death’s door inspired him to begin researching … Continue reading

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God, Physics, and Salvation: What Are We Supposed to Know?

This Christmas, I was thrilled to receive two books by theoretical physicists: Brian Greene’s “The Hidden Reality” and Stephen Hawking’s “The Grand Design.” As I was unwrapping these lovelies, my father pointed out that they both sound more like books … Continue reading

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The Surprises of Victorian Spirituality

The Victorian era lives in our imaginations as a time of spiritual repression. But it was also a time of surprising developments, many of which were vital to shaping thought on religion and spirituality in the 20th century. Victorian spirituality … Continue reading

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Victorian Morality, or, “WTF, England?”

With the rise of steampunk, the Victorian era is becoming popular again. It is, of course, an “alternate” Victorian era, very different from the one we had in reality. And with good reason; while the epic battles, old-school aesthetics, and … Continue reading

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