Published on February 12, 2015 by Dr. Josh Reeves  

September 24-26, 2015, the Samford University Center for Science and Religion will host an international conference: Transhumanism and the Church: Theological Reflections on Technology and Human Enhancement. The conference will explore how human enhancement technologies will affect theological understanding, religious practice, and the mission and ministry of the church. A number of invited keynote addresses will consider the prospects for enhancement from general and specific positions and evaluate the theological and practical implications. Attendees are invited to submit abstracts for papers for possible inclusion in the event.

Funds for this event are provided by the John Templeton foundation with additional support secured with assistance from the Issachar Fund.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.