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November 2017

The Future of Transhumanism as a New Religious Movement

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Institute, 2134 Allston
Berkeley, CA United States
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Despite the rejection of traditional religious views of immortality on the part of Trasnhumanists (H+), the H+ agenda looks more and more like that of the religion being rejected. What makes H+ exciting is its promise of everlasting life either biologically through Radical Life Extension (RLE) or supra-biologically through Cybernetic Immortality. Everlasting life will come as the achievement of science, not as the gift of God. Could H+ itself be a form of secular spirituality? In this presentation Ted Peters…

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Luther and Copernicus: From Reformation to Revolution

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
University of Eastern Finland Finland + Google Map

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. We recall the hammer and nails of 1517 that sparked the Protestant Reformation. In 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus published his theory that the Earth orbits the Sun; and this sparked the Copernican Revolution. Are these two revolutions connected? This is a historical mystery. Lutherans today love natural science. Could Copernicus be the reason? Itä-Suomen yliopisto/ University of Eastern Finland Joensuu, Finland +358 29 4451111 Contact: Professor Antii Raunio antti.raunio@uef.fi

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Sin Boldly! The Spiritual Life of a Justified Sinner

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Helsinki Finland + Google Map

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. 2017 also marks the inauguration of the Tuomo Mannermaa Lecture series. It's time to assess the value and relevancy of the doctrine by which the church rises or falls: justification by faith. What does it mean, really? How can faith in a trustworthy God make our life and our world better? The good news is that we innately love justice. The bad news is this: when we…

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Luther & Copernicus: From Reformation to Revolution

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. We recall the hammer and nails of 1517 that sparked the Protestant Reformation. In 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus published his theory that the Earth orbits the Sun; and this sparked the Copernican Revolution. Are these two revolutions connected? This is a historical mystery. Lutherans today love natural science. Could Copernicus be the reason? Location for this event is to be announced shortly. Contact: Professor Bengt Kristensen Uggla, bengt.kristenssonuggla@abo.fi

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