Hellfire and Lightning Rods: Liberating Science, Technology, and Religion

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Religion, philosophy, science, or technology - Do they represent methods by which humanity can overcome its problems? Or are they our chief problem? Seeking answers, New-Agers move in one direction, mainline religionists in another. Technologists and scientists move in yet another, many despairing of making vital connections between their disciplines and the wisdom to be found in deeper traditions of religion and philosophy. And fundamentalisms of many sorts beckon those wearied by modernity and its cognitive ...
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Overview

Religion, philosophy, science, or technology - Do they represent methods by which humanity can overcome its problems? Or are they our chief problem? Seeking answers, New-Agers move in one direction, mainline religionists in another. Technologists and scientists move in yet another, many despairing of making vital connections between their disciplines and the wisdom to be found in deeper traditions of religion and philosophy. And fundamentalisms of many sorts beckon those wearied by modernity and its cognitive dissonance. Renowned philosopher Frederick Ferre invites us to contemplate a new world to be constructed out of the debris of modernity. Hellfire and Lightning Rods displays a vision in which the dichotomies between religion, philosophy, science, and technology can be seen as too-narrow construals of a single, but polyvalent, organic world. The world, Ferre argues, must be envisioned organically or be destroyed by stunted and sterile approaches.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780883449882
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/1994
  • Series: Ecology and Justice Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: The Ending of the Modern World 1
Pt. 1 Technology and Religion
2 Hellfire and Lightning Rods 27
3 New Metaphors for Technology 39
4 Technological Faith and Christian Doubt 47
Pt. 2 Science and Ultimate Belief
5 Explanation in Science and Theology 59
6 Organizing Images and Scientific Ideals 75
7 Religious World Modeling and Postmodern Science 87
Pt. 3 Myths and Modernity
8 Limits, Myths, and Morals 99
9 Myths and Hope for Global Society 110
10 What's Holding Us Back? 123
11 Demythologizing Technolatry 127
Pt. 4 Toward Multi-Mythic Organicism
12 Probing for a Postmodern Consciousness 139
13 Christian Organicism? 150
14 Mystery and Multi-mythic Organicism 161
Pt. 5 Organicism in Religion
15 Remything Judaism and Christianity 175
16 Toward Postmodern Faith 190
Notes 201
Index of Subjects 213
Index of Names 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2000

    This book is not about lightning protection

    I ordered this book thinking I was buying a book on lightning protection. The book is religious rather than science or technical.

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