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dc.contributor.authorLeung, King-Ho
dc.identifier.citationLeung , K-H 2020 , ' The technologisation of grace and theology : meta-theological insights from transhumanism ' , Studies in Christian Ethics , vol. 33 , no. 4 , pp. 479-495 .
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dc.description.abstractThis article examines some of the recent theological critiques of the movement of technological human enhancement known as ‘transhumanism’. Drawing on the comparisons between grace and technology often found in the theological discourse on transhumanism, this article argues that the Thomistic distinction between healing grace and elevating grace can not only supplement the theological analysis of transhumanism and its ethical implications, but also help Christian theologians and ethicists become more aware of how the phenomenon of technology may have implicitly shaped the contemporary understanding of ‘grace’ as well as the task of theology as a spiritual and indeed ethical practice.
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dc.subjectGrace and natureen
dc.subjectTechnological human enhancementen
dc.subjectBT Doctrinal Theologyen
dc.titleThe technologisation of grace and theology : meta-theological insights from transhumanismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Divinityen
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