Thursday, February 18, 2010

Desmarais's Book Recognized

The International Society for Science & Religion has selected Michele Desmarais ' book, Changing Minds: Mind, Consciousness and Identity in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and Cognitive Neuroscience (2008 Motilal Banarsidass), to be part of a foundational library of central texts in the field. The library will consist of more than 250 books chosen by scholars of the society, spanning all-important areas and disciplines, as well as key international and intercultural voices. Colleges and universities can apply for a copy of the entire library. The project was made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Desmarais is an associate professor of Religious Studies in UNO's College of Arts and Sciences, a faculty member of Native American Studies, and editor of the Journal of Religion and Film.