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Volume 2014, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2218-7480
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Abstract

Expressions of human creativity in the form of technological achievements have astonished and amazed—consistently interrupting the experience and expression of reality. Yet many are gripped by the novelty of technological progress and the emergence of curious techniques, while continuing to remain confounded about where, or what, the boundaries are. The following article explores this topic further, identifying recent and regular scientific and technological breakthroughs that have challenged our conception of human life and death. For this, the author draws from some of the claims of Raymond Kurzweil, whose advocacy of transhumanism and life extension technologies have garnered wide public attention. In response, the following also explores how Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological anthropology might inform our understanding as technological and biological life are blurred and the panoply of scientific advancements constrain current conceptions of human being and becoming.

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2014-12-01
2019-08-22
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