Fuller, Cosmism, and Gnosticism

  • Francis X Remedios
  • Val Dusek
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Abstract

This chapter is on an exploration of Fuller’s version of Cosmism. This movement, based in part on the Russian Orthodox concept of theosis as moving toward a union with God, advocates space travel and the scientific pursuit of immortality. This resembles Fuller’s humanity 2.0. There are charges of Gnosticism, which is the Christian heresy holding that the creator of the world was an evil creature and God is beyond this realm and with knowledge (gnosis), one can move beyond this world to a higher form of being, against Fuller’s transhumanism. Fuller has been accused of Gnosticism, though the Gnosticism of which he is accused is really eschatology. Fuller himself criticizes biologists who publicly deny biological race differences of being Gnostics. This view is critically analyzed.

Keywords

Cosmism Thesis Gnosticism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis X Remedios
    • 1
  • Val Dusek
    • 2
  1. 1.EdmontonCanada
  2. 2.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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