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Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality? (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs) Hardcover – March 26, 2010

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This is a very worthwhile stufy, drawing together insights from brain science and ... theology to shed important light on an area which has been hotly debated. Michael Fuller, Expository Times

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Professor Michael Marsh read medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford and became an academic biomedical research physician in Manchester. In 2006 he was received a Distinguished Investigator Award for his work on gluten intolerance (coeliac disease) and his classification of the intestinal responses which are now internationally adopted. While approaching retirement he took an Oxford degree in Theology, subsequently returning to Magdalen to write a D.Phil thesis on neurophysiological and theological approaches to near-death and out-of-body experiential phenomenology. He is now at Wolfson College and, in addition, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford.
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  • Series: Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199571503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199571505
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.2 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,244,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gerry on March 9, 2013
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An ingenuous posthumous review by Harold Widdison in the "Journal of Near Death Studies" sparked my interest in this book. One of the more damning critiques of this book was that 91% of the 593 references were from medical journals rather than from literature specifically dealing with near-death experiences. He then proceeded to laud discredited populist books dealing with near-death experiences, stating:

"All of Marsh's arguments have been empirically rejected by a number of researchers in both the scientific and medical fields. Some recent books on this subject are van Lommel's (2010) Consciousness Beyond Life, William Joseph Bray's (2012) Quantum Physics, Near Death Experiences, Eternal Consciousness, Religion, and the Human Soul, and Chris Carter's (2010) Science and the Near-Death Experience." (pages 247-248 in Journal of Near Death Studies, 2012, volume 30)

I was hooked. Such ingenuous criticism immediately placed this book in the category - interesting. So I immediately ordered the book, which the United Kingdom branch of Amazon promptly delivered within a week. Good service. Thank you Amazon UK!

A study of the book revealed it to be a serious and solid study of the near-death experience and out-of-body experience phenomena from a medical and physiological perspective. The author is firmly convinced of the bodily origin of these phenomena, and says as much in the introduction:

"On these grounds, I resist attempts to interpret OBE as otherworldly events, or to be exemplary of mind or consciousness independent of the neural substrate of their production.
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