Transhumanism and Christianity

Conflict or Compatibility?

  • Călin Emilian Cira Babes-Bolyai University

Abstract

In recent times, humanity has experienced an extraordinary evolution of science and technology. In this context, the transhumanist movement has emerged, which argues that through scientific and technological knowledge it will be possible to modify human nature and the surrounding world by employing genetic engineering, biotechnologies, artificial intelligence. Thus, in this article, we will try to very briefly outline the challenges that this way of thinking brings for the Christians and possible ways of responding to some of these issues.


Keywords: Christianity, Transhumanism, technology, science, Christian anthropology

Author Biography

Călin Emilian Cira, Babes-Bolyai University

PhD in History. PhD Candidate in Theology at Babes-Bolyai University.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
CIRA, Călin Emilian. Transhumanism and Christianity. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 2, p. 39-50, dec. 2019. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/291>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2019.2.03.
Section
Systematic Theology