- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (October 2, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743274989
- ISBN-13: 978-0743274982
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Born to Believe: God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs Reprint Edition
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About the Author
Andrew Newberg, MD, is an associate professor of Radiology and Psychiatry and an adjunct assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and also director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind. He is co-author of Why God Won't Go Away and The Mystical Mind. He lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Mark Robert Waldmanis an associate fellow at the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania. A therapist and the author of nine books, he founded the academic journal Transpersonal Review. He lives in Agoura, California.