Is there a future for humanity? | The Smith Lecture

Is there a future for humanity?

Never has the view of humans made in the image of God been more necessary and more timely
Speaker(s): 
Os Guinness
Date: 
Thu May 31st, 2018
Society
Humanity
future
singularity

The 20th century started by hailing the triumph of humanism, but ended with the recognition that ‘post-Auschwitz, post-Hiroshima and pre-Singularity’ humanity faces unprecedented challenges that call humanity itself into question. Never has the view of humans made in the image of God been more necessary and more timely.

Os Guinness is a well-regarded author and social critic. He is regularly invited to offer a Christian's perspective on social and political trends. He has a keen interest in the relevance of Christian thought in the public square.

Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.