1280 OLD SKOKIE ROAD
HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 9 PROFESSOR STEVEN ASMA RETURNS TO HELP US UNDERSTAND THE BRAIN SCIENCE OF RELIGION
When Stephen Asma was here last summer, he developed the idea that religious experiences speak differently to different parts of our brain. For some it connects with the cortex as an explanation of the world’s sciences. Others have rejected it for the science of evolution, geology and climate change. But Asma points out that it also speaks to the emotional center of the limbic system and offers us comfort, connection, and emotional well being.
Now he returns to explore how the development of religious imagination guides us to deal with complex and complicated moral issues. With the “Book of Job” as his guide, he will focus on how imagination helps us cope with our needs for order, our loathing the illogical, and our frustrated cynicism.
From Asma’s first talk we gained an appreciation of our own experiences. He is a particularly thoughtful and lucid teacher and we have another opportunity to dig deeper.
Contact the Aitz Hayim office if you plan on joining us.