25 Nov "Can We Enhance The Imago Dei?" Ted Peters Divinity School Alumnus Of The Year Address
🔴 Subscribe to UChicago Divinity School’s YouTube Page: 🔴 The Alumnus of the Year Lecture, by Ted Peters. Peters, M.A. 1970, Ph.D. 1973, is Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.
Abstract: Peters’s lecture “will address theological concerns that arise from recent genetic and technological advances: If ‘techno-visionaries’ plan to take control of the next stage of human evolution (through guided changes in the human genome, cognitive and physical enhancements through drugs and nanotech implants, uploading human minds into computers, and crossing a threshold where our more intelligent progeny will take the responsibility for creating a post-human race that will supplant the homo sapiens we have come to know), the theologian must ask: would such advances in human intelligence and prowess affect in any way our status before God, the imago dei?”
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