Books about Christianity & Transhumanism

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the ChurchN.T. Wright

Surprised by Hope is the best popular-level introduction to historic Christianity's embodied, non-escapist eschatology.

What Technology WantsKevin Kelly

What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly, introduces the concept of technology as the 7th kingdom of life, growing and evolving just as all living things do. Great book for framing a lot of transhumanist discussion in a connected and comprehensive way.

The InevitableKevin Kelly

The Inevitable is Kevin Kelly's most recent book, focusing on more specific ways technology will change over time.

Ending AgingAubrey de Grey

Aubrey de Grey's thought and research is the best way to engage with the discussion of radical life extension.

Engines of CreationEric Drexler

Engines of Creation by Eric Drexler is the seminal work on nanotechnology, and everything it is capable of. Eric has written a more recent take on the subject [here](

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the WorldDavid Deutsch

David Deutsch, the pioneer of quantum computing, explores the systems in physics that have infinite reach—including the human mind. Not specifically transhuman, but great physics-as-philosophy, and will change your perception of what we're capable of.

The Phenomenon of ManTeilhard de Chardin

Teilhard de Chardin was the Jesuit Priest and Paleontologist who first proposed many of the concepts of transhumanism in the 1930s-1950s.

The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the DeadFrank J. Tipler

This 1994 book proposed a scientific theory of religion and the future of the universe, and introduced many to the possibilities of Christian Transhumanism.

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend BiologyRay Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil argues that we're about to experience a "Singularity", an intelligence explosion, where the intelligence embedded in our technology becomes greater than the intelligence embedded in human brains. This book explores what kinds of ramifications that might have for our near future. Ray Kurzweil is a long-time inventor, and has recently been brought onboard at Google to work on constructing an AI.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FuturePeter Thiel

What is the difference between vertical progress & horizontal progress? And what does this difference have to do with our future?

From the Garden to the CityJohn Dyer

Where does technology belong in the biblical story of redemption?

Human Purpose & Transhuman PotentialTed Chu

Human Purpose & Transhuman Potential by Ted Chu, examines the philosophy of human purpose, and shows how humanity coherently understands itself as the self-transcendent species.

Transhumanism and TranscendenceRon Cole-Turner

Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the PosthumanJ. Jeanine Thweatt

All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You LoveJohn Eldredge

Theology and Science in the Thought of Francis BaconSteven Matthews

The Transhumanist Reader

For completeness. A newer compilation of essays.