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Modern technology and the human future : a Christian appraisal

Author: Craig M Gay
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, An imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Technology is not neutral. From the plow to the printing press, technology has always shaped human life and informed our understanding of what it means to be human. And advances in modern technology, from computers to smartphones, have yielded tremendous benefits. But do these developments actually encourage human flourishing? Craig Gay raises concerns about the theological implications of modern technologies and of  Read more...
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Gay, Craig M., author.
Modern technology and the human future
Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018046469
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig M Gay
ISBN: 9780830852208 0830852204
OCLC Number: 1055569178
Description: xii, [2], 233, [9] pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine technology and human being --
The momentum and inertia of modern technological development --
The technological world view --
Remembering where we are and who we are --
What on earth shall we do? --
A personal conclusion --
On Eucharistic embodiment.
Responsibility: Craig M. Gay.

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Technology is not neutral. From the plow to the printing press, technology has always shaped human life and informed our understanding of what it means to be human. And advances in modern technology, from computers to smartphones, have yielded tremendous benefits. But do these developments actually encourage human flourishing? Craig Gay raises concerns about the theological implications of modern technologies and of philosophical movements such as transhumanism. In response, he turns to a classical affirmation of the Christian faith: Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God, took on human flesh. By exploring the doctrine of the incarnation and what it means for our embodiment, Gay offers a course correction to the path of modern technology without asking us to unplug completely. The doctrine of the incarnation is not neutral either. It presents us an alternative vision for the future of humanity.

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