This course, taught by Sharon J. Grant at Hood Theological Seminary, explores the issues that are facing the church in its technological present and transhumanist future. Transhumanism points to the power to transform humanity through technology and the creation of artificial intelligence or AI. What theological insights and spiritual practices has the Church adopted as technological innovation reshaped society in the past? How might the Church adapt them to the current challenge of living in a world dominated by technology without being dominated by its values? This course will use readings, film and guest lectures to prompt our discussion on these ideas.
Seminary: Hood Theological Seminary
Keywords: race, transhumanism, technology, Afrofuturism, church history