Christians in a .Com World (Focal Point Series)
In the Internet we are facing the biggest information revolution since the printing press. This technology presents new challenges to our culture as a whole, making it essential that we as Christians be "plugged in." And while millions are online,...
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In the Internet we are facing the biggest information revolution since the printing press. This technology presents new challenges to our culture as a whole, making it essential that we as Christians be "plugged in." And while millions are online, you, like many, may be simultaneously uneasy about where this new medium is leading us. ^Noted culture critic Gene Veith and Chris Stamper, a leading voice in modern technology, want to help you understand the significance cyberculture has for us as Christians. The authors tackle the current controversies, including censorship, the possible demise of print, and how it all ties into postmodernism. As they challenge the myths, probe the weaknesses, and reveal the possibilities of this new and continually developing medium, you will become an informed and discerning traveler on the information highway. One who understands the cultural and worldview implications of the Internet and who knows how to be wired to it but not entangled by it.
Two cyberculture experts provide a map that can assist Christians in becoming informed and discerning drivers on the information superhighway. Together they challenge the myths, probe the weaknesses, and salvage the value of cyberspace. A must read for those who want to be wired but not entangled.
Gene Edward Veith, Jr., (Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas) is Director of The Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary. He is the Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and was formerly Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Soul Of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.Postmodern Times received a Christianity Today Book Award as one of the top 25 religious books of 1994. He was named Concordia's Adult Learning Teacher of the Year in 1993 and received the Faculty Laureate Award as outstanding faculty member in 1994. He was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation in 1994-1995 and is a Senior Fellow with the Capital Research Center. He was given the layman's 2002 Robert D. Preus Award by the Association of Confessional Lutherans as "Confessional Lutheran of the Year."
Stamper is one of America's foremost observers of technology and culture. He is a senior writer at World Magazine.