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CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 31, Number 1, Spring 2020 / Leading Ideas

Abandoning Earth: Personhood and the Techno-Fiction of Transhumanism

How has the history of western thought facilitated the rise of transhumanism? Jens Zimmerman addresses this question, mapping the relationship between society’s collective imagination, humanity’s embodied cognition, and modernity’s Cartesian legacy.   More…

Coronavirus and the Communion of the Saints

Historian Bruce Hindmarsh weaves together two COVID 19 stories: His own story of attempting to return to Canada from abroad amidst COVID 19 panic, and the many-layered tale of the Christian church dealing with dangerous infectious disease over the centuries.   More…

Bodily Love: Catherine of Siena on Loving Our Neighbours in Troubled Times

Cindy Aalders excavates Catherine of Siena's life and writing, uncovering the source of her social responsibility during the 14th-century bubonic plague: an attitude towards neighbour that was deeply embodied, and inseparable from Catherine's devout spiritual life.   More…

Three Bodies United in One: A Holistic Theology of the Body

Ross Hastings examines the theological implications of 1 Corinthians 10:16–17, suggesting that all bodies—from our own flesh and bones to the global church—find their truest identity by relational participation in the ascended body of Christ.   More…

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