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Living with Tiny Aliens: The Image of God for the Anthropocene

Adam Pryor


Astrobiology forces us to realize how deeply tethered we are to this pale blue dot in the universe while also opening us to the exciting possibilities of existing in a fecund cosmos. Addressing both of these issues, this work offers a model for doing public theology attuned to astrobioloical humanities. It taps into theology’s capacity to develop societal goods by interpreting religious symbols as expressions of ultimacy that foster powerful moods for meaningfully ordering our ways of being-in and belonging-to the cosmos. Providing a series of specific examples drawn from astrobiology, doctrin ... More

Keywords: anthropocene, astrobiology, image of God, imago Dei, intra-action, phenomenology, planetarity, play, presence, wonder

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823288311
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823288311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Pryor, author
Bethany College