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Human Technological Enhancement and Theological Anthropology – Book Launch and ANZATS presentation by Victoria Lorrimar April 28th

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In the lead up to the national ANZATS conference in Sydney in July, representatives of the colleges in Australia and New Zealand have thought that it would be useful to offer a presentation to introduce one of the speakers and to remind people about the Sydney conference, and to provide an opportunity for lecturers, students and administration in Brisbane to be able to gather together.  We are pleased to be able to meet to hear Victoria Lorrimar speak in Brisbane.  Please let others in your circles know about this, and pass this on to others who may be interested.

You are invited to a

Book Launch and ANZATS presentation by Victoria Lorrimar

On Thursday April 28th

at Trinity College Queensland 5pm-7pm in person and online by Zoom.

In person at the Uniting Church Centre 60 Bayliss Street Auchenflower QLD

Or by Zoom, see details below.

With a short business meeting in person and by zoom before hand 4.15 to 4.45 for representatives from the Brisbane colleges and others who are interested, who would like to discuss further activities for the Brisbane ANZATS theological colleges in Brisbane for this year.

Book Launch.

Victoria Lorrimar, Human Technological Enhancement and Theological Anthropology, Cambridge University Press, 2022.

In this book, Victoria Lorrimar explores anthropologies of co-creation as a theological response to the questions posed by technologically enhanced humans, a prospect that is disturbing to some, but compelling for many. The centrality the imagination for moral reasoning, attested in recent scholarship on the imagination, offers a fruitful starting point for a theological engagement with these envisioned technological futures. Lorrimar approaches the topic under the purview of a doctrine of creation that affirms a relationship between human and divine creativity. Traditionally, theological treatments of creativity have been almost exclusively applied to artistic endeavours. Here, Lorrimar breaks new ground by extending such theological accounts to include technology, and uniting them with the strengths of scientific accounts of co-creation. She draws on metaphor studies, cognitive sciences, as well as literary studies, to develop an account of human creativity in relation to divine creativity, which is then applied to various enhancement scenarios.

This gathering will introduce insights from Victoria Lorrimar who is a keynote speaker for the ANZATS conference

3-6 July 2022, in Sydney, Australia

Conference theme – Future Theology

At the conference in July, Dr Lorrimar will draw on her research specialisms in biotechnological human enhancement, theological anthropology and eschatology to stimulate further conversation and imagination.

Willie James Jennings (Yale University) will address questions of race, theology, contextuality, and pedagogy in future perspectives.

Papers at the Sydney conference will also be presented in a number of other streams including Bible, Theology and Practical Ministry. The call for papers can be found at the conference page, https://anzats.edu.au/conferences/ Abstracts are due by 31 March.

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