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Mercer, Calvin R.

Works: 11 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 981 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BS2350, 225.60924
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Publications about Calvin R Mercer
Publications by Calvin R Mercer
Most widely held works by Calvin R Mercer
Norman Perrin's interpretation of the New Testament : from "exegetical method" to "hermeneutical process" by Calvin R Mercer( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Slaves to faith : a therapist looks inside the fundamentalist mind by Calvin R Mercer( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Religion and transhumanism : the unknown future of human enhancement by Calvin R Mercer( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Transhumanism" or "human enhancement" is an intellectual and cultural movement that advocates the use of emerging technologies to change human traits. Although they may sound like science fiction, the possibilities suggested by transhumanism are very real, and the questions they raise have no easy answers. If these enhancements-especially major ones like the indefinite extension of healthy human life-become widely available, they would arguably have a more radical impact on humankind than any other development in history. This book comprises essays that explore transhumanism and the issues that surround it, addressing numerous fascinating questions posed by scholars of religion from various traditions. How will "immortality" or extreme longevity change our religious beliefs and practices? How might pharmaceuticals enhance spiritual experiences? Will "post-human" technologies be available to all persons, or will a superior "post-human race" arise to dominate the human species? The discussions are as intriguing as the future they suggest
Religion and the implications of radical life extension ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
"To say that the questions this volume raises are better than the answers it proposes does not for a moment diminish the value of this rich anthology of recent thinking in the study of radical life extension. Two masterful introductory papers describe the current state of medical and technological research and raise all the significant issues. The responses that follow from representatives of world religions are properly tentative and exploratory but extraordinarily provocative. They stretch the imagination and left this reader confronting his own mortality in a very different spirit. The writing throughout is accessible to the lay reader, but be prepared. This book may affect you in unanticipated ways." - Rabbi Neil Gillman, Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Theological Seminary "In this fine study an outstanding group of scholars brings ancient religious traditions to bear on the possibilities for radical life extension. The results offer fascinating challenges to both science and religion as longevity inches toward eternity." - Bill J. Leonard, Dean of the School of Divinity and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University
Transhumanism and the body : the world religions speak ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
As a result of the fast-developing array of human enhancement therapies and technologies - commonly subsumed under the term "transhumanism" - the "flesh and blood" body of the human species may be significantly modified in the immediate future, or eventually eliminated, if some have their way. The proposed collection of original articles, a sequel of sorts to the 2009 Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension (Palgrave Macmillan), is the first sustained reflection, by scholars with expertise in the faith traditions, on how the transhumanist agenda might impact the body
The writings of Swami Sivananda : a bibliographical study by Tilak Pyle( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Norman Perrin a scholarly pilgrim by Calvin R Mercer( Archival Material )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Walkers's critique of religion in The color purple by Calvin R Mercer( Article )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Korte tekst over de persoonlijke religieuze visie die in Walkers boek wordt gecreëerd
An investigation of the "sending" motif in the Fourth Gospel : a study in Johannine christology by Calvin R Mercer( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Religious mysticism and gender role by Calvin R Mercer( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Transhumanism and the Body by Calvin R Mercer( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Mercer, Calvin.
Mercer, Calvin R.
Mercer, Calvin Richard
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