Ouderdom komt met gebreken en wijsheid met de jaren | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 75, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



Transhumanists claim that they will soon stop human aging. Although this form of human enhancement has not yet been realized, we must think about what it means for us as humans. Theologians have engaged in ethical reflection already, but usually from classical theological perspectives like creation, eschatology, and anthropology. This article argues, however, that these classical views are not appropriate to offer an adequate Christian ethical response to the transhumanism project of considerable life extension. Therefore, an alternative approach is suggested. Aging must not be seen solely as an evil which has to be defeated at any cost, but also as a phase in a complete life with its own beauty and wisdom.


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