The Institute for Religion and Science Presents Lecture on Neurotheology

Release Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA –Andrew Newberg, Ph.D., director of research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College and adjunct professor of religious studies and associate professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present the lecture, “Neurotheology” on March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf campus at Chestnut Hill College. This lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College. 


This lecture reviews the major foundational principles of neurotheological research, principles that will be critical to the scientist, religious or spiritual person, and the general public as this highly important topic, neurotheology, is engaged. They articulate how science and religion must interact to successfully form this new field of study. These principles consider the capabilities and limitations of science and raise theological and religious questions such as: How might neurotheology address important moral or theological questions? Can neurotheology provide a new understanding of the human mind, the human brain, and human consciousness? How can we become better thinkers?


The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D. at 215.248.7197 or