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God and the chip : religion and the culture of technology

Author: William A Stahl; Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont., Canada : Published for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion/Corporation Canadienne des Sciences Religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1999.
Series: Editions SR, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Our ancestors saw the material world as alive, and they often personified nature. Today we claim to be realists. But in reality we are not paying attention to the symbols and myths hidden in technology. Beneath much of our talk about computers and the Internet, claims William A. Stahl, is an unacknowledged mysticism, an implicit religion. By not acknowledging this mysticism, we have become critically short of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Stahl; Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
ISBN: 0889203210 9780889203211
OCLC Number: 40453768
Description: 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A critique of technological mysticism. Technological mysticism ; Prophets of the third age ; The masculine machine ; Venerating the black box ; Faust's bargain --
Redemptive technology. Two philosophers and a metallurgist ; Technology in the good society.
Series Title: Editions SR, v. 24.
Responsibility: William A. Stahl.

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Stahl uncovers the cultural expectation we place on technology, showing how religion, pop culture and the media interact to fan our hopes and fears that it will alternatively save us and destroy us.  Read more...

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