Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors

Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension

Editors: Mercer, C., Maher, D. (Eds.)

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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. 

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Ronald Cole-Turner Nigel M. De. S. Cameron Aubrey De Grey Amy Debaets Jacob W. Dirnberger Rabbi Elliot N, Dorff Preston Estep Sherry Fohr Livia Kohn Jeffrey Kohn Aisha Y. Musa Terence L. Nichols Ted Peters Arvind Sharma 

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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  


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Living for 1,000 Years—or Longer

    Pages 1-11

    Maher, Derek F. (et al.)

  • Radical Life Extension: Technological Aspects

    Pages 13-24

    Grey, Aubrey

  • The Evidence-based Pursuit of Radical Life Extension

    Pages 25-37

    Estep, Pete

  • Be Careful What You Wish For? Radical Life Extension coram Deo: A Reformed Protestant Perspective

    Pages 39-49

    Cameron, Nigel M. S. (et al.)

  • Extreme Longevity Research: A Progressive Protestant Perspective

    Pages 51-61

    Cole-Turner, Ronald

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension
Editors
  • C. Mercer
  • D. Maher
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10072-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230100725
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60794-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37470-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-44859-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 195
Topics