Future Perfect?: God, Medicine and Human Identity

3 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780567234018: Future Perfect?: God, Medicine and Human Identity

A collection of essays focussing on the implications for an understanding of humanidentity in light of the current possibilities in medical science. >

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

Review:

'Together with faith and love, hope has for centuries been identified as one of the chief theological virtues. The essays in Future Perfect? help us to ponder what Christian hope should mean in the face of technological and medical advances that transcend old limits, that give us the power to reshape how and how long we live, and that threaten (or promise) to transform even the meaning of human identity. In thinking theologically with the authors of the essays collected here, readers will be invited to reflect upon the sort of future for which we should hope.'Gilbert Meilaender, Duesenberg Professor in Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University, USA

'Breakthroughs in technology are about to transform human life. Will we still be human? Will we split into more than one species? Will we live forever or merely for hundreds of years? Shock and horror, some say, while others proclaim a new era of technological salvation. Here at last we find something better-sober reflection and honest talk by serious religious intellectuals.

The technologies are many: nanotechnology, genetics, cognitive, and computers/robotics. The expected convergences are profound: silicon chips implanted in brains, nanobots destroying cancer or rebuilding organs cell by cell, or genetically enhanced stem cells making aging brains better than new. And the stakes are high: the future of justice, equality, and human nature itself.

The time for deep reflection is now. As if for the first time, we need to ask the perennial questions all over again. Who are we? Where are we going?'

Professor Ronald Cole-Turner, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, USA

Lisa Cahill, Professor of Theology, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA

Future Perfect is a first rate collection of essays by a distinguished group of international experts in a wide range of bioethical issues. American readers will particularly benefit from the European perspective on issues relating to religion, science and ethics. The authors also provide excellent models for integrating religious and scientific issues.. This is an important addition to the bioethical literature.

(Thomas A. Shannon, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Social Ethics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Mention in Church Times, 1st February 2008 (Church Times)

Future Perfect is a first rate collection of essays by a distinguished group of international experts in a wide range of bioethical issues. American readers will particularly benefit from the European perspective on issues relating to religion, science and ethics. The authors also provide excellent models for integrating religious and scientific issues.. This is an important addition to the bioethical literature.

 

 

(Sanford Lakoff)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Celia Deane-Drummond
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2010)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780567234018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Scott Peter Manley
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. >. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780567234018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Scott Peter Manley
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.>. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780567234018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (2017)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0567234010

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Manley, Scott Peter
Published by Continnuum-3PL (2016)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continnuum-3PL, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780567234018_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Deane-Drummond, Celia
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2010)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780567234018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Scott Peter Manley
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. >. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780567234018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

FUTURE PERFECT? -
Published by T & T Clark International (2017)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description T & T Clark International, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780567234018 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0108511

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Peter Manley Scott
Published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury T&T Clark. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 240 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.and lt;br and gt; and gt; This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780567234018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (2010)
ISBN 10: 0567234010 ISBN 13: 9780567234018
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0567234010

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book