Transhumanism

Transhumanism and the Future of Humanity

Lecture (evening)
Utopian or Dystopian Reality?

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March 13, 2020
7 PM - 9 PM
Wycliffe College
Open event, no charge

Should technology be a part of the future design for humanity? Can we eliminate sickness and sorrow by editing our genes or augmenting our bodies? What are our ethical limits? These new technologies raise challenging questions about what it means to be human. Come out on Friday, March 13th to hear Professor Stephen Williams give a perspective on these frontiers of science. Stephen Williams will be giving a lecture on the topic followed by a Q and A session. There is no cost and it is open to all.

Workshop (morning)
Ethical, Theological, and Moral Dimensions

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March 13, 2020
9 AM - 11 AM
Wycliffe College
Must register, no charge

Dr. Jeff Boldt and Dr. Stephen Williams will be leading a workshop on the topic of Transhumanism: Ethical, Theological, and Moral Dimensions. Although this is a interactive workshop, there will not be any surgical procedures or genetic alterations during the workshop :) . Registration is limited to 25 so please ensure you are able to attend before registering.



Stephen WilliamsStephen Williams holds MA degrees in Modern History from the University of Oxford and Theology from the University of Cambridge. After a period there as Henry Fellow, he received his Ph.D from Yale University (Department of Religious Studies) in 1981. With the exception of a brief period in Oxford at the Whitefield Institute for theological research (1991 – 1994), he spent his professional life in Presbyterian seminaries in the United Kingdom, first as Professor of Theology in the United Theological College, Aberystwyth (1980 – 1991) and then as Professor of Systematic Theology in Union Theological College, Belfast (1994 – 2017). He was appointed Honorary Professor of Theology at Queen’s University, Belfast, in 2017 and elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2018. He has published in different areas, especially in theology and intellectual history. His books include Revelation and Reconciliation: a Window on Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 1995), The Shadow of the Antichrist: Nietzsche’s Critique of Christianity (Baker Academic Press, 2006) and The Election of Grace: a Riddle without a Resolution? (Eerdmans, 2015).