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The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience and the Transcendent Paperback – May 11, 2010

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"A clear and attractive defence of the importance of religious experience, with reference both to recent work in neuro-science and to a broad range of religious traditions." -- Keith Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity and head of the Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford, UK

"In this exciting new book John Hick discusses a number of fundamental and important problems about religion. The topics he focuses on range from traditional problems of religious pluralism and spirituality to recent neuroscientific criticisms of religious experience. Hick, one of the most prominent living theologians and philosophers of religion, makes a series of fascinating responses to the latest scientific challenges to religion, responses that are consistent with the position he has defended for many decades. I would recommend the book to anyone who is interested in religion, science and spirituality." -- Yujin Nagasawa, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, UK

"In this sharply argued and bracing book, John Hick considers the range of human religious experience and tries to make sense of it, rejecting in particular attempts based on neuroscience to debunk it. His writing is assured, well-informed, and provocative. This book is certain to generate lively debate." -- Professor Adrian Moore, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

"This is a beautifully written book. Hick introduces not only key issues in neuroscience clearly and in an accessible way, but also offers a convincing critique of the naturalistic presuppositions of its practitioners. But this book is about more than defending religion against the onslaught of scientific humanism: it also seeks to expand his own theory of religion. In a time when the differences between religions seems more acute and threatening than ever, Hick advances a pluralistic perspective that seeks to bring together the wisdom of the world's faiths through an emphasis on the role of spiritual practice. An optimistic, provocative and profound book." -- Beverley Clack, Reader in Philosophy of Religion, Oxford Brookes University, UK

"[A major contribution to the debate on religion..."- - David Hay, The Tablet

"The debate between natural sciences and religion has sharply increased. The renowned theologian and religious philosopher John Hick meets this challenge. He questions the human preconditions of recognition in view of an increasing biologistic materialism, which regards religion as mere chemical and electrical interactions of the brain." -- Reinhard Kirste, Interrligiose Arbeitsstelle

"The New Frontier, however, has a freshness about it. It is a small book that both breaks new ground and offers to those familiar with Hick's corpus a summary the current state of his remarkable life-work...a readily accessible book..." -- Michael A. Chester Religious Studies

"...it is provocative and deeply stimulating...Hick has provided an important and accessible contribution to the science-theology debate which will broaden outlooks and challenge assumptions." -- Mark Harris, Oriel College

"...provides a fascinating overview of the whole of Hick's religious and philosophical convictions and the way his thinking has broadened and developed through a life-time of reading and debating." -- Paul Badham, Theology

About the Author

JOHN HICK is a world-renowned philosopher of religion. He is the author of numerous books, translated into sixteen languages. He has taught in Britain and the United States and lectured in many countries. His Gifford Lectures, An Interpretation of Religion, received the Grawemeyer Award for new religious thinking.
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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 023025280X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230252806
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hick has developed the skill of clearly presenting difficult concepts. He blazes a trail through a complex maze that the reader can easily follow. I admire him for this, despite the fact that I think Hick is simply wrong on many important matters. For example, he affirms the mushy wussy thesis formulated in the 19th century by Ramakrishna that all religious roads lead up one mountain to a single goal at the top. All religions are allegedly revelatory; and all religions are salvific. I call this "Hickism." The problem with Hickism is that it fails to explain incompatible religious belief systems. If one reads the ISIS "Declaration," for example, and compares it with Quaker pacifism, I find it mind-boggling that one could say both paths lead to the same mountain top. Still, Hickism is a form of advocating for peace, peace between rival religious belief systems. This is morally admirable, even if theoretically puzzling. Perhaps when I see a Quaker still supporting a head and walking arm-in-arm with a Jhadist, then I might say: John Hick was right!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Traer on September 5, 2009
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The best up-to-date critique of neuroscience that I've seen. Clear and convincing, I'm using this book in a Philosophy of Religion class that I'm teaching at Dominican University of California.
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful By P. Marino on July 19, 2007
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It was nice to read a recent work by John Hick. It contains some interesting and thoughtful ideas. The price, however, is too high for this paperback.
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