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Mercer, Calvin R.

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Works: 13 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 1,191 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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 )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 306 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 170 libraries worldwide
As Dr. Mercer posits, the fundamentalist is fundamentally driven by anxiety layered over a fragile sense of self-identity constructed upon a system of beliefs that is both logically inconsistent and highly suspect in light of modern science. As a result, the fundamentalist completely rejects modernity while battling mightily in the arena of national politics and culture to bring about a world that aligns more closely with the fundamentalist worldview. Focusing on Christian fundamentalists, the author puts Christian fundamentalism in its historical and theological contexts. At the same time, Mercer calls upon cognitive theory to explain that the fundamentalist's life story is not particular to Christianity or any other religious belief system but that fundamentalist Catholics, Muslims, Jews, and those of all other faiths share a common psychological profile. Indeed, Mercer insists that if the Christian terminology were eliminated from contemporary fundamentalist Christian rhetoric, what would remain would be a framework that fundamentalists from other religions would find quite familiar and even comforting
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 140 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 )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
If the science of 'radical life extension' is realized and the technology becomes widely available, it would arguably have a more radical impact on humanity than any other development in history. This book is the first concerted effort to explore implications of radical life extension from the perspective of the world's major religious traditions. This book is the first concerted effort to explore implications of radical life extension from the perspective of the world's major religious traditions. Introductory chapters outline the state of the science
Transhumanism and the body : the world religions speak by Calvin R Mercer( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 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 27 libraries worldwide
Religion and human enhancement : death, values, and morality by Tracy J Trothen( Book )
9 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"This collection vigorously addresses the religious implications of extreme human enhancement technology. Topics covered include cutting edge themes, such as moral enhancement, common ground to both transhumanism and religion, the meaning of death, desire and transcendence, and virtue ethics"--Back cover
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
Religious mysticism and gender role by Calvin R Mercer( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Religion and Human Enhancement : Death, Values, and Morality ( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
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
Religious mysticism and gender orientation by Calvin R Mercer( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Mercer, Calvin.
Mercer, Calvin 1953-
Mercer, Calvin R.
Mercer, Calvin Richard
Mercer, Calvin Richard 1953-
Languages
English (53)
German (1)
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