Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars

Westar Institute invites members and the general public into conversation with Westar scholars of religion throughout the year.

Upcoming Webinars

Academic Meeting of the God Seminar Event
December 5, 1:00 P.M. - 4:15 PM ET
This is a single, $15.00, event. The recording will be paused during the break.

In session one, author of "Cyborg Selves" Jeanine Thweatt-Bates will summarize of her book and sketch out thoughts hinted at but undeveloped about the posthuman and transhuman question. Session two will pick up where Session One leaves off to draw the contours of what is at stake for the human future in terms of post-humanism and trans-humanism.  This session aims to come to a voting resolution that will guide future seminar work.
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Read a review of "Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the Posthuman."

Read David Galston's blog post, "Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism: Issues of the Human Future."

Outline of the Webinar

Cyborg Selves: Theological Anthropology of the Posthuman
1:00-2:30
Presenter:  Jeanine Thweatt-Bates
Respondents:  John Caputo and Petra Carlsson

Author of Cyborg Selves Jeanine Thweatt-Bates will summarize her book and sketch out thoughts hinted at but undeveloped about the post-human and trans-human question.  Westar scholar John Caputo and Petra Carlsson will provide critical feedback to lead the open discussion.

Break
2:30 - 2:45

The Human Future: Post-Humanism vs. Trans-Humanism
2:45-4:15
Presenters:  Jennifer Thweatt and John Caputo

This session will pick up where Session One leaves off to draw the contours of what is at stake for the human future in terms of post-humanism and trans-humanism.  This session aims to come to a voting resolution that will guide future seminar work.


December 9, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET
Christmas for Adults: The Theology of the Nativity Stories

Join Robert Miller, author of Born Divine: The Births of Jesus & Other Sons of God for this special and timely review of the gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus. The birth stories in the Bible are commonly regarded as charming tales suitable for children, but they are actually sophisticated narratives with serious (and dangerous) theological (and political) agendas. This is an opportunity to learn a great deal more about Christmas than normally imagined.

Register here ($20.00)
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The Political Jesus Session Two
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