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Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension - Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors (Hardback)
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Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension - Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors (Hardback)

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Hardback 195 Pages / Published: 18/08/2009
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If the science of 'radical life extension' is realized and the technology becomes widely available, it would arguably have a more radical impact on humanity than any other development in history. This book is the first concerted effort to explore implications of radical life extension from the perspective of the world's major religious traditions.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230607941
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 388 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm


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"To say that the questions this volume raises are better than the answers it proposes does not for a moment diminish the value of this rich anthology of recent thinking in the study of radical life extension. Two masterful introductory papers describe the current state of medical and technological research and raise all the significant issues. The responses that follow from representatives of world religions are properly tentative and exploratory but extraordinarily provocative. They stretch the imagination and left this reader confronting his own mortality in a very different spirit. The writing throughout is accessible to the lay reader, but be prepared. This book may affect you in unanticipated ways." - Rabbi Neil Gillman, Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Theological Seminary

"In this fine study an outstanding group of scholars brings ancient religious traditions to bear on the possibilities for radical life extension.The results offer fascinating challenges to both science and religion as longevity inches toward eternity." - Bill J. Leonard, Dean of the School of Divinity and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University

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