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    DescriptionHumans are unique in their ability to reflect on themselves. Recently a number of scholars have pointed out that human self-conceptions have a history. Ideas of human nature in the West have always been shaped by the interplay of philosophy, theology, science, and technology. The fast pace of developments in the latter two spheres (neuroscience, genetics, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering) call for fresh reflections on what it means, now, to be human, and for theological and ethical judgments on how we might shape our own destiny in the future. The leading scholars in this book offer fresh contributions to the lively quest for an account of ourselves that does justice to current developments in theology, science, technology, and philosophy.


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    Title
    Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Nancey Murphy, Edited by Christopher C. Knight
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409410508
    ISBN 10: 1409410501
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    DC22: 202/.2, 202.2
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    BISAC V2.8: REL106000
    LC classification: BL256 .H865 2010
    Thema V1.0: QRVG
    Illustrations note
    includes 2 figures in chapter 3
    Publisher
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    18 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Aldershot
    Author Information
    Nancey Murphy, Professor of Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA and Christopher C. Knight, Executive Secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion, Benet House, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction, Nancey Murphy; Part I The Limits of Religion, the Limits of Science: Homo religiosus: a theological proposal for a scientific and pluralistic age, Christopher C. Knight; Religious symbolism; engaging the limits of human identification, F. LeRon Shults; Fundamentalism in science, theology and the academy, George F.R. Ellis.; Part II Emergence of the Distinctively Human: reduction and emergence: a critical perspective, Nancey Murphy; Nonreductive human uniqueness: immaterial, biological, or psychosocial?, Warren S. Brown; Human and artificial intelligence: a theological response, Noreen Herzfield; The emergence of morality, James W. Haag.; Part III The Future of Human Identity: What does it mean to be human? Genetics and human identity, Martinez Hewlett; Distributed identity: human beings as walking, thinking ecologies in the microbial world, Wesley J. Wildman; Without a horse: on being human in an age of biotechnology, Noah Efron; From human to posthuman: theology and technology, Brent Waters; Can we enhance the imago dei?, Ted Peters; Index.