At the beginning of this month, Holy Trinity Publications and Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary hosted noted patrologist and author Dr Jean-Claude Larchet as part of a rare visit to the United States.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, Dr Larchet delivered a lecture in Holy Trinity Seminary’s Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov Hall entitled, “Divinization as the Christian Project and Model of True Transhumanism.” After first examining the dead ends and illusions of the current philosophical fashion of transhumanism, Professor Larchet proposed the Orthodox Christian conception of divinization, or Theosis, as a true fulfillment of the flawed transhumanist ideology.
Dr Jean-Claude Larchet is one of the most notable living authors on Orthodox Christian Patristics. He holds a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Nancy and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Strasbourg. A teacher of philosophy for nearly thirty-five years, he is an author of over thirty books and countless articles whose work has been translated into over a dozen languages. His magnum opus, Therapy of Spiritual Illness, and several other works have been translated into English to wide acclaim, three of them by Holy Trinity Publications.