Reading Time: 21 minutes From the moment God molds ‘hā·’ā·ḏām’ from the dust of the ground and breathes into him the breath of life, a journey of linguistic precision and conceptual richness begins. This essay embarks on a examination of the biblical narrative, unveiling the manifold aspects of ‘hā·’ā·ḏām’s’ identity – a creation marked by both unity and diversity, individuality and collectivity. As one navigates the linguistic paradoxes, the divine pluralities, and the interwoven threads of life’s breath, the Genesis narrative emerges as a profound source of theological insight into the essence of humanity and its intricate relationship with the divine.
Reading Time: 18 minutes God, as the ultimate Creator, initiated the act of creation through divine speech, while in contrast, humankind, exemplified by Adam, engages in the expression of human comprehension, employing the tools of language and communication to articulate their role within the divine framework of that creation. The Gen. 2:19 narrative serves as a profound illustration of humanity’s responsibility to interpret and responsibly care for the world brought into existence by the divine utterance of God, thus emphasizing the intimate connection between language, interpretation, and humanity’s role as stewards of creation.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Here’s a bold statement summarising Transhumanism:
“In the twenty-first century, the third big project of humankind will be to acquire for us divine
powers of creation and destruction, and upgrade Homo Sapiens to Homo deus … We want the
ability to re-engineer our bodies and minds in order, above all, to escape old age, death, misery,
but once we have it, who knows what else we might do with such ability? So we may well think
of the new human agenda as consisting really of one project (with many branches) attaining
Yuval Noah Harari,
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Early Church understood, the person as the resultant of body and soul, as an integral unit and not of that of two entities. In other terms, a human being is seen as one entity, composed of two distinct irreducible constituents where immortality of the soul was an alien concept to most
Reading Time: 8 minutes Humans have an inescapable problem of understanding what defines them, because the nature of the definition is both paradoxical and complicated.