This review considers T. M. Luhrmann’s ethnographic findings on contemporary evangelical Christian practices and her aim to bridge the “rift between believers and non-believers.” Luhrmann’s portrayal of these practices stems from current research within evolutionary psychology, sociology, and the neurosciences on consciousness and religiosity. Depth Psychology and aspects of non-affiliated, lived religions that cultivate such “experiences of mind” are also considered.
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Smyer Yu, D., Smyer Yu, W. Becoming Conversant by Learning to Listen: A Reading of T. M. Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God . Pastoral Psychol 63, 223–228 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-013-0531-y