Ulrich Schnabel: Measuring Faith. Pantheon Verlag (Paperback)

Measuring Faith

Scientists discover how faith comes into being and why it moves mountains

Original Title: Die Vermessung des Glaubens

Paperback, with flaps, 576 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-55130-1
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Publishing House: Pantheon

Date of publication: July 12, 2010
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Rights sold to: Korea (Open Science), Poland (Muza), Serbia (Cigoja Stampa)

Ulrich  Schnabel - Measuring Faith


Why don’t religions ever become extinct? What can faith do for people – and what not? Is there such a thing as miracle healing? Do believers live longer? Are they morally superior to infidels? Modern science has now provided completely new answers to these questions.

The ability to imagine an otherworldly power and believe in it is fundamental to human nature. Virtually unnoticed by the general public – which has become bogged down in the same old oscillations between the proof of the existence of God and its prompt refutation – a new science has established itself: the Psychology of Religion. In often highly exciting and revealing and sometimes even bizarre experiments, it examines from different angles the question of what faith can do and what it can’t.
Ulrich Schnabel, award-winning ZEIT editor, takes us on an expedition which completely turns the dusty and outdated conflict between Science and Religion upside down.

The author has a scientific background and wide experience with both Christianity and Buddhism. This book is the fruit of years of intensive research.


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