Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement

Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement
 
 
Georgetown University Press
  • erscheint ca. am 29. September 2011
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 232 Seiten
978-1-58901-780-1 (ISBN)
 
The timeless human desire to be more beautiful, intelligent, healthy, athletic, or young has given rise to technologies of human enhancement. This title offers insight into how these technologies are already reshaping the future of Christian life and hope.
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  • Englisch
  • Washington, DC
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • US School Grade: College Graduate Student and over
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 226 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 18 mm
  • 295 gr
978-1-58901-780-1 (9781589017801)
1589017803 (1589017803)
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Ronald Cole-Turner holds the H. Parker Sharp Chair in Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is the editor of Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification and coeditor of God and the Embryo: Religious Voices on Stem Cells and Cloning.
1. Introduction: The Transhumanist Challenge Ronald Cole-Turner 2. Contextualizing a Christian Perspective on Transcendence and Human Enhancement: Francis Bacon, N. F. Fedorov, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Michael S. Burdett3. Transformation and the End of Enhancement: Insights from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin David Grumett 4. Dignity and Enhancement in the Holy City Karen Lebacqz 5. Progress and Provolution: Will Transhumanism Leave Sin Behind? Ted Peters6. The Hopeful Cyborg Stephen Garner7. Artificial Wombs and Cyborg Births: Postgenderism and Theology J. Jeanine Thweatt-Bates8. Taking Leave of the Animal? The Theological and Ethical Implications of Transhuman Projects Celia Deane-Drummond9. Chasing Methuselah: Transhumanism and Christian Theosis in Critical Perspective Todd T. W. Daly10. Human or Vulcan? Theological Consideration of Emotional Control Enhancement Michael L. Spezio11. Whose Salvation? Which Eschatology? Transhumanism and Christianity as Contending Salvific Religions Brent Waters12. Transcendence, Technological Enhancement, and Christian Theology Gerald McKenny13. Transhumanism and Christianity Ronald Cole-TurnerContributors Index
1. The Transhumanist Challenge Ronald Cole-Turner 2. Contextualizing a Christian Perspective on Transcendence and Human Enhancement: Francis Bacon, N. F. Fedorov, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Michael S. Burdett 3. Transformation and the End of Enhancement: Insights from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin David Grumett 4. Dignity and Enhancement in the Holy City Karen Lebacqz 5. Progress and Provolution: Will Transhumanism Leave Sin Behind? Ted Peters 6. The Hopeful Cyborg Stephen Garner 7. Artificial Wombs and Cyborg Births: Postgenderism and Theology J. Jennifer Thweatt-Bates 8. Taking Leave of the Animal? The Theological and Ethical Implications of Transhuman Projects Celia Deane-Drummond 9. Chasing Methuselah: Transhumanism and Christian Theosis in Critical Perspective Todd T. W. Daly 10. Human or Vulcan?: Theological Consideration of Emotional Control Enhancement Michael L. Spezio 11. Whose Salvation? Which Eschatology? Transhumanism and Christianity as Contending Salvific Religions Brent Waters 12. Transcendence, Technological Enhancement, and Christian Theology Gerald McKenny 13. Transhumanism and Christianity Ronald Cole-Turner Contributors Index

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