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Christian perspectives on transhumanism and the church : chips in the brain, immortality, and the world of tomorrow

Author: Steve Donaldson; Ronald Cole-Turner
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Palgrave studies in the future of humanity and its successors.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christians have always been concerned with enhancement-now they are faced with significant questions about how technology can help or harm genuine spiritual transformation.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Donaldson; Ronald Cole-Turner
ISBN: 3319903225 9783319903224
OCLC Number: 1029776605
Description: xvi, 271 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : why the church should pay attention to transhumanism / Ron Cole-Turner --
From Lamech to Bezalel : biblical reflections on the polyvalence of "technology" / Steven J. Kraftchick --
Dragons and dog-headed saints : some medieval perspectives on the significance of the human form / Allison Hepola --
"When that which is perfect is come" : Henry Drummond and "the changed life" / Carol Ann Vaughn Cross --
Christianity's rigged debate with transhumanism / Boaz Goss --
The imago dei and the imago mundi / Michael Dickson --
Nietzsche's power ontology and transhumanism : or why Christians cannot be transhumanists / Jeffrey P. Bishop --
The failed fictions of transhumanism / Christina Bieber Lake --
Do bigger brains mean smaller gods? Cognitive science and theological perspectives on transhumanism and the church (or, why we can't outrun faith) / Steve Donaldson --
Will the transhuman future be good or bad for humanity? / George Michael Glawson --
Origin stories : superheroes, cyborgs, artificial intelligences (and other humans and posthumans) / Jeanine Thweatt --
Even cyborgs cast a shadow : Christian resources and responsibilities in response to transhumanism / Fred Glennon --
Rivalry, control, and transhumanist desire / Ysabel Johnston --
Epilogue : the church—bigger bangs are coming / Steve Donaldson --
Epilogue : people of vision, communities of discernment / Ron Cole-Turner.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the future of humanity and its successors.
Responsibility: Steve Donaldson, Ron Cole-Turner, editors.

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