From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World

From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World

by Brent Waters
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754639150

ISBN-13: 9780754639152

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Technology is one of the dominant forces shaping the emerging postmodern world. Indeed the very fabric of daily life is dependent upon various information, communication, and transportation technologies. With anticipated advances in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics, that dependence will increase. Yet this growing dependence is accompanied with a

Overview

Technology is one of the dominant forces shaping the emerging postmodern world. Indeed the very fabric of daily life is dependent upon various information, communication, and transportation technologies. With anticipated advances in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics, that dependence will increase. Yet this growing dependence is accompanied with a deep ambivalence. For many technology symbolises the faith of the postmodern world, but it is an ambivalent faith encapsulating both our hopes and fears for the future. This book examines the religious foundations underlying this troubled faith in technology, as well as critically and constructively engaging particular technological developments from a theological perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754639152
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Ashgate Science and Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The late modern landscape; A postmodern world; Postmodern technologies; Postmodern theology; An alternative theological framework; Remaining creaturely; Bibliography; Index.

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