Divinization as the Model of True Transhumanism

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.