2017

Christian Flourishing in a Technological World

Dr. Jens Zimmerman

Involving scholars from Canada, the USA, Germany, and the UK, this three-year, collaborative project, led by Dr. Jens Zimmerman, aims to provide a comprehensive theological assessment of the impact of recent technology on human nature. The project has three objectives. First, to establish a modern theological anthropology in continuity with classic orthodox Christian theology as represented in Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Second, to evaluate visions of human flourishing represented by technological enhancements, from social media to bio-genetic technologies, including the transhumanist dream of transcending the body. Third, to provide a theologically grounded, convincing Christian perspective on human flourishing in an age of technology. All research results will be published in print and internet media.