From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology

From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology

by John Dyer
     
 

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Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology’s subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies

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Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology’s subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?

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Library Journal
This book, like Tim Sinclair's Branded (reviewed on p. 68) from the same publisher, is concerned with how Christianity can and must confront some of the ineluctable features of contemporary life. Dyer (director of web development, Dallas Theological Seminary) engages the challenges of technology by using, among other resources, Stanford engineer Stephen J. Kline's "layers" of technology and then seeking out biblical precedents for our current relationship with technology. He acknowledges the distance between technology's shallow allure and the deep personal relationships that faith ought to encourage. VERDICT Dyer tackles some of the thorny and at times unacknowledged questions of spiritual life. Many Christians and church study groups will find this an excellent discussion starter, despite its brevity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825489303
Publisher:
Kregel Publicatons
Publication date:
07/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
342,247
File size:
728 KB

Meet the Author

John Dyer (BS, Texas A&M; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is director of Web development at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has published articles in Collide Magazine and Christianity Today and authors the blog donteatthefruit.com. From the Garden to the City is his first book.

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