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Religious & Theological Studies

Rebecca Sachs Norris

Professor
Ph.D. Boston University

 

Professor Norris publishes in the areas of religious games and toys as well as neuroscience and religion. Her books include Toying with God: The World of Religious Games and Dolls (Baylor, 2010) co-authored with Nikki Bado-Fralick (Iowa State University) and Religion and the Body: Modern Science and the Construction of Religious Meaning (Brill, 2012) co-edited with David Cave (University of Michigan). This book reflects on the implications of neurobiology and the scientific worldview on aspects of religious experience, belief, and practice.

Other publications include:

Dr. Norris has served on the Program Committee of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and also as co-chair for the Body and Religion Group of the AAR. She is the former elected Regional Director of the New England-Maritimes region of the AAR.

Rebecca Norris