Has Science Displaced the Soul?: Debating Love and Happiness (Hardcover)

Has Science Displaced the Soul?: Debating Love and Happiness By Kevin Sharpe, Rebecca Bryant Bryant Cover Image


Can science explain powerful human emotions such as love and happiness? Or, are these emotions something more than the action of biochemicals and electrical impulses? Science is constantly uncovering the mysteries of our nature, but we are uneasy about submitting our most intimate feelings to its scrutiny. Unflinching in facing these issues, Kevin Sharpe provides a clear and current summary of the discoveries of science and what our spiritual lives still have to offer in the ongoing effort to understand our deepest urges. In the 21st century, is it necessary to discard our traditional beliefs of a loving God in favor of dopamine? With doctorates in both mathematics and theology, Sharpe explores these notions and asks the question, Has Science Displaced the Soul?

About the Author

Kevin Sharpe is a professor in the Graduate College of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, and co-directs the Oxford Institute for Science and Spirit. Originally from New Zealand, he now splits his time between Harrington Park, New Jersey, and Oxford, England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780742542648
ISBN-10: 0742542645
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: April 29th, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English