Theological meaning of technology

Authors

  • Mircea Gelu Buta Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35478/jime.2024.1.03

Keywords:

posthumanism, moral consciousness, Christianity

Abstract

Transhumanism is an ideology that uses various forms of biotechnologies to enhance human beings both physically and spiritually. The divine powers of modern technology have succeeded in amplifying the consequences of avarice, anger, greed, sloth, envy and pride. The methods used for millennia to improve human morality such as education, persuasion and punishment seem to be outdated and partly ineffective, slow and resource consuming. Therefore, various technologies are proposed to us with the aim of increasing human moral consciousness capable of ensuring the continued survival of the species.

If in this view the notion of perfection is replaced by that of human progress, Christianity with its emphasis on the Imago Dei should be able to define human perfection, at least for Christians who wish to give theology a theological meaning.

 

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Published

2024-05-21

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