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Aquinas on the Web?

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Aquinas on the Web?

Jana Marguerite Bennett

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This book takes theological questioning about the internet to greater depth, discussing traditional theological questions in light of Web 2.0 technology. The "problem" of the internet has plagued theologians for the past decade: some have claimed it as "gnostic" and evil because it denies the Christian doctrine of the incarnation and lacks serious engagement with others. Some have viewed the internet as presenting good possibilities for theological work because it allows provides a democratic arena for sharing ideas, unrestricted by traditional hierarchies and concerns. None of these considerations quite capture the problems or benefits that the internet provides. Jana Bennett reviews critically how Web 2.0 both develops from traditional theology and also how Web 2.0 may change the way traditional theology is done. Web 2.0 spaces do invite many more lay people to participate in theological conversations than in the past, but the conversations frequently become constricted because of the medium. At the same time, Web 2.0 also offers surprising spaces for renewing or revisiting questions that theologians have left aside. The book explores how theologians and other interested persons might carefully respond, neither totally rejecting nor wholly embracing Web 2.0 technology.

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About "Aquinas on the Web?"

This book takes theological questioning about the internet to greater depth, discussing traditional theological questions in light of Web 2.0 technology. The "problem" of the internet has plagued theologians for the past decade: some have claimed it as "gnostic" and evil because it denies the Christian doctrine of the incarnation and lacks serious engagement with others. Some have viewed the internet as presenting good possibilities for theological work because it allows provides a democratic arena for sharing ideas, unrestricted by traditional hierarchies and concerns. None of these considerations quite capture the problems or benefits that the internet provides. Jana Bennett reviews critically how Web 2.0 both develops from traditional theology and also how Web 2.0 may change the way traditional theology is done. Web 2.0 spaces do invite many more lay people to participate in theological conversations than in the past, but the conversations frequently become constricted because of the medium. At the same time, Web 2.0 also offers surprising spaces for renewing or revisiting questions that theologians have left aside. The book explores how theologians and other interested persons might carefully respond, neither totally rejecting nor wholly embracing Web 2.0 technology.
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Meet the Author

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Jana Marguerite Bennett is Assistant Professor of Religion at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Virginia.<BR>

Table Of Contents

  • 1. The Thomistic Internet?; 2. Authority; 3. Beauty, Truth, And The Good; 4. Theological Anthropology; 5. Virtuous Living; 6. Church; 7. Conclusions.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 365520
  • Product Code 9780567304742
  • ISBN 0567304744
  • EAN 9780567304742
  • Pages 200
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Aug 2012
  • Sales Rank #45727
  • Dimensions 228 x 127 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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