Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Technologies are deeply embedded in the modern West. What would our lives be like without asphalt, glass, gasoline, electricity, window screens, or indoor plumbing? We naturally praise technology when it is useful and bemoan it when it is not. But there is much more to technology than the usefulness of this or that artifact. Unfortunately, we tend not to consider the inherently social and moral character of technology. As a result, we are prone to overlook the effects of technology on our spiritual lives. This book investigates the role technology plays in helping and hampering our Christian practice and witness.

ISBN/ISSN

9781608993994

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Chapter is made available for download in this repository with the permission of the author. To purchase the book, see the publisher's website.

Permission documentation is on file.

Note: This book is referred to in some instances by the title God and Gadgets: Following Jesus in a Technological World.

Publisher

Cascade Books

Place of Publication

Eugene, OR

Keywords

Technology-religious aspects-Christianity, Communications-religious aspects-Christianity, Computers-religious aspects-Christianity, Internet-religious aspects-Christianity, Nancey Murphy


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