Eschatology

Ximian Xu

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Abstract / Description of output

The progress of digital technology provokes the human imagination of the future. The most typical example of such imagination is the Technological Singularity, which is a philosophy that has superhumanity as its essence and anticipates an age in which smart machines will triumph over humans. This technologically futurist eschatology raises some challenges to and even undermines traditional Christian eschatology in terms of both the destiny of humans and the end of the universe. In response, whilst maintaining its theological eschatological statements, the Christian eschatological vision of technology should give birth to an ethical turn in the hope for technological futures through engaging with practical issues surrounding the real-life application and invention of technology. In this way, Christian eschatology presents us with a hope for technomoral futures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Digital Theology
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Christian ethics
  • futurist
  • hope
  • moral enhancement
  • posthumanism
  • technological singularity
  • technomoral futures
  • virtue ethics

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