In Our Image brilliantly illuminates who we are as humans by demonstrating the surprisingly deep parallels between our motivations to replicate ourselves through computer technology and our emerging understanding of ourselves as relational beings created in God's image. This book is required reading for anyone--Christian or non-Christian--intrigued by the possibility of artificial intelligence.
Author: Susan Alan
Publisher: Akratat Publishing
Release Date: 2009-02
The relatively quiet lives of a Vermont couple, Connie and Alex, forever change one foggy morning when they stumble upon the following phrase in Genesis And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.... Why were these plural pronouns used? Who was us and our? Was it possible that the bible was actually describing the creation of humankind by extraterrestrials? Determined to find an answer, the couple begins to research further and their suspicions are confirmed. Wanting to share all of the information they have gathered, Connie starts a blog. She learns that many of the women who read her blog have seen a UFO and have Rh negative blood, similar to Connie. Were they brought together for a reason? This is Susan Alan's first novel. Although this tale is purely fiction, the literary, art and electronic references are all real. It is Ms. Alan's desire that this story not only entertain but also fuel thought and discussion.
Author: Stephen H. Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2016-03-29
The thesis of In Our Image is that the traditional Christian assertion that God made man in his image (Gen. 1: 26) has been turned on its head by Christian orthodoxy, and that it is most often the believer who makes God in his image. It is true that the Bible as a whole seems to support the traditional Christian theist view of a God ‘out there’ who creates mankind according to his will and demands high standards of holiness, but a too-superficial reading of the text will tend to overlook the significance of myth and symbol, thereby missing the point that the Bible is essentially a human document expressing human concerns. Holiness, although of the essence, is not primarily a top-down affair imposed or demanded from above, but a bottom-up one which is created by, and lies at the heart of human experience. Christian fundamentalists read the Bible with black-and-white literalism, while liberals often reduce religious experience to the merely human. Smith here argues for a via media which appeals to the harmonious existence of faith and reason as the chief means of addressing man’s modern existential situation.
Author: Osonde A. Osoba
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence influence many aspects of life today. This report identifies some of their shortcomings and associated policy risks and examines some approaches for combating these problems.
He is a most powerful extradimentional being that has been around for millions of years. The ultimate in beauty, wisdom and power, he is now pitted against one Thomas Hankins and those like him, in the End of Days. Between the beginnings of this powerful being and his battle with man, many questions are answered in this epic drama. Questions like, why does man exist, why you were born, what are UFOs, why do good people suffer bad things and what is the ultimate destiny of all things.
Dolls and puppets can be viewed as the Freudian Uncanny, the Lacanian Other, the Kristevan Abject, and The Miniature and The Gigantic of Susan Stewart. The psychological implications of their creation are traced through several centuries of literature, primarily British fiction and poetry from the latter half of the eighteenth century to the present, plus some examples from American and Continental fiction.
Author: Charles Edward Trinkaus
Release Date: 1993
The volume contains studies by eleven distinguished scholars, concerning changes in ethical and religious consciousness during this important era of Western culture themes consonant with the scholarship of Charles Trinkaus. It begins with three general essays: the Renaissance discovery of human creativity (William Bouwsma), the Renaissance and Western pragmatism (Jerry Bentley), and the new philosophical perspective (F. Edward Cranz).The remaining contributors deal with similar issues in Petrarch (Ronald Witt), Nicholas of Cusa (Morimichi Watanabe), Lorenzo Valla (Salvatore Camporeale), Marsilio Ficino (Michael Allen and Brian Copenhaver), Savonarola (Donald Weinstein), Battista Carioni (Paul Grendler), and Calvin (Heiko Oberman).The volume opens with a tribute to Trinkaus by Paul Oskar Kristeller and concludes with bibliographies of Trinkaus's publications and of works on Valla in English (Pauline Watts and Thomas Izbicki).Publications by Charles Trinkaus: Edited by C. Trinkaus and H.A. Oberman, The pursuit of holiness in late medieval and renaissance religion, ISBN: 978 90 04 03791 5 (Out of print)
Author: Steven J. Lawson
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
Release Date: 2006-06-01
In his eighth provocative primer on Christian living, the author of "The Legacy" and "Absolutely Sure" asks if we're seeing a true picture of God these days, or a distorted one designed to fit a popular image on the present cultural canvas.