Category Archives: Image of God/Created Co-creator

Are Robots Threatening Your Immortal Soul?

A while ago, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, theology and robots was a topic that generated a number of books and publications including the ones below: “God In the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God” … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Technology

Still thinking about beneficence and technology. Some random quotes from that process. Peterson, James C. Genetic Turning Points: The Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention Critical Issues in Bioethics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. The question for any technology is, how can … Continue reading

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Natural-Born Cyborgs

I’ve been skimming through cognitive scientist/philosopher Andy Clark’s book “Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence” over the past couple of days and came across this bit near the end of the book. The drive toward biotechnological … Continue reading

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Information ecologies

Looking at information technology, and technology in general, as an ecology is a stimulating idea, and one I’m thinking about in relation to the imago Dei. Much has been written on the relationship between the environment and interpretations of the … Continue reading

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Creative Creatures

Picked up a copy of this the other day via inter-loan (all the way from Wichita State University). Contains a selection of essays looking at, among other things, co-creation and artificial intelligence. Most of the papers are short (5-10 pages) … Continue reading

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Peacocke on co-creation with God

Working on refining the thesis section that notes people who have used the idea of co-creation independently of Philip Hefner’s work. Here’s a quote from Arthur Peacocke on co-creation which he frames within the topic of humanity, creation and concern … Continue reading

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Genes are my co-pilots?

Article on genetic determinism – Science & Theology News – The Daily Dose: Genes are my co-pilots points to another at That Wild Streak? Maybe It Runs in the Family – New York Times. Reminds me of this from a … Continue reading

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God’s genetically modified image

Science and Theology New have been running articles recently about biotechnology and its interaction with religion. There are a couple of interesting ones I’ve seen in the print edition that haven’t made it on to the web site yet, but … Continue reading

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Re-imagining Christ as Cyborg

I’ve been looking at various ways in which people have appropriated Hefner’s metaphor of the ‘created co-creator’ and today I was following up a paper by Anne Kull (University of Tartu, Estonia) that drew parallels between the concept of the … Continue reading

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The Created Co-Creator Resource Page

I’ve added a new page in the resources section about Philip Hefner’s concept of human beings as “created co-creators.” I was trying to collate all the related material for a thesis chapter into one place and I hadn’t seen a … Continue reading

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