Neurotheology: What Can We Expect from a (Future) Catholic Version?

  title={Neurotheology: What Can We Expect from a (Future) Catholic Version?},
  author={Wilfried Apfalter},
  journal={Theology and Science},
  pages={163 - 174}
Abstract In this short article I argue that neurotheology should be conceived and practiced within a theological framework. Taking the case of Catholic theology as an example, five proposals are provided that offer a glimpse and, in my estimation, a realistic account of a (future) Catholic neurotheology. I identify two possible modes of how to practice Catholic neurotheology and conclude that any Catholic neurotheology that attempts to be practiced in accordance with these five proposals will… 
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