From the promises of transhumanism to hope in Jesus Christ
It’s hard not to have heard of transhumanism! From apocalyptic cinema robots to eternal life projects, transhumanism continues to make headlines. Over the past decade, it has become a subject of constant debate. Blogs, interviews, documentaries… transhumanism is everywhere, in very different ways. Sometimes a salutary project, sometimes an idolatrous drift par excellence, transhumanism is so many things that we can wonder what it really is.
This work undertakes to reconsider transhumanism in four stages. After inviting a historical reading of the origins of transhumanism, he endeavors to highlight the diversity of its current currents. This diversity highlighted, it proposes to evaluate transhumanism and to identify the aspects on which this cultural and scientific movement presents an impossible vision of the world. Finally, it offers the reader a biblical alternative to the transhumanist vision.
Transhumanism, by promising a transformation of man into the image of an illusion, gives Christians a great opportunity to proclaim the hope that is theirs. The biblical vision offers a radically different perspective of the human being, his vocation and the horizon towards which he is led by a Creator who is also his savior and comforter. This is the hope that must be announced to a world that wants to build an artificial immortality.
Author: Yannick Imbert