NeuroTheology for the Liberal Religious

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What is neuroscience revealing about the physiology and neurochemistry of happiness, morality, self-control and transcendence? Does neuroscience give UUs a new way to talk about ancient religious concerns? What does neuroscience say about liberal religiosity and fundamentalism? What exercises, meditations, drugs or devices have been shown to enhance happiness, virtue, and transcendence? Sociologist and UUS:E member J. Hughes will lead four discussions, each with short readings, around these topics.

4 Mondays in March beginning March 4, 4-6 p.m.

March 4. Happiness and the Brain

March 11. Moral Psychology

March 18. Liberal Virtues

March 25. Transcendence


About J.: Dr. Hughes received his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1994, and has taught health policy, medical sociology, bioethics and research methods at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Connecticut and Trinity College. He emphasizes the ability to convey ideas to public audiences through accessible writing and oral presentations. Questions: Contact: James J. Hughes, [email protected]

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