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Title Transhumanism and transcendence : Christian hope in an age of technological enhancement / Ronald Cole-Turner, editor.
Imprint Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2011.

Subject Human body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Theological anthropology -- Christianity.
Technology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Biotechnology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Medical technology.
Human Body.
Medical Laboratory Science.
Alt Name Cole-Turner, Ronald, 1948-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 219 pages) : illustrations
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The timeless human desire to be more beautiful, intelligent, healthy, athletic, or young has given rise in our time to technologies of human enhancement. Athletes use drugs to increase their strength or stamina; cosmetic surgery is widely used to improve physical appearance; millions of men take drugs like Viagra to enhance sexual performance. And today researchers are exploring technologies such as cell regeneration and implantable devices that interact directly with the brain. Some condemn these developments as a new kind of cheating -- not just in sports but in life itself -- promising rewa.
Contents Cover; Contents; 1 Introduction: The Transhumanist Challenge; 2 Contextualizing a Christian Perspective on Transcendence and Human Enhancement: Francis Bacon, N.F. Fedorov, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; 3 Transformation and the End of Enhancement: Insights from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; 4 Dignity and Enhancement in the Holy City; 5 Progress and Provolution: Will Transhumanism Leave Sin Behind?; 6 The Hopeful Cyborg; 7 Artificial Wombs and Cyborg Births: Postgenderism and Theology; 8 Taking Leave of the Animal? The Theological and Ethical Implications of Transhuman Projects.
9 Chasing Methuselah: Transhumanism and Christian Theosis in Critical Perspective10 Human or Vulcan? Theological Consideration of Emotional Control Enhancement; 11 Whose Salvation? Which Eschatology? Transhumanism and Christianity as Contending Salvific Religions; 12 Transcendence, Technological Enhancement, and Christian Theology; 13 Transhumanism and Christianity; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
ISBN 1589017943 (electronic bk.)
9781589017948 (electronic bk.)
9781589017801 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1589017803 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 768305243
Additional Format Print version: 9781589017801 1589017803 (DLC) 2011013094

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