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Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology

Derek C Schuurman

Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology

Derek C Schuurman

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Digital technology has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Our increasingly fast-paced world seems more and more remote from the world narrated in Scripture. But despite its pervasiveness, there remains a dearth of theological reflection about computer technology and what it means to live as a faithful Christian in a digitally-saturated society. In this thoughtful and timely book, Derek Schuurman provides a brief theology of technology, rooted in the Reformed tradition and oriented around the grand themes of creation, fall, redemption and new creation. He combines a concise, accessible style with penetrating cultural and theological analysis. Building on the work of Jacques Ellul and Neil Postman, and drawing from a wide range of Reformed thinkers, Schuurman situates computer technology within the big picture of the biblical story. Technology is not neutral, but neither is there an exclusively "Christian" form of technological production and use. Instead, Schuurman guides us to see the digital world as part of God’s good creation, fallen yet redeemable according to the law of God. Responsibly used, technology can become an integral part of God’s shalom for the earth.

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Digital technology has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Our increasingly fast-paced world seems more and more remote from the world narrated in Scripture. But despite its pervasiveness, there remains a dearth of theological reflection about computer technology and what it means to live as a faithful Christian in a digitally-saturated society. In this thoughtful and timely book, Derek Schuurman provides a brief theology of technology, rooted in the Reformed tradition and oriented around the grand themes of creation, fall, redemption and new creation. He combines a concise, accessible style with penetrating cultural and theological analysis. Building on the work of Jacques Ellul and Neil Postman, and drawing from a wide range of Reformed thinkers, Schuurman situates computer technology within the big picture of the biblical story. Technology is not neutral, but neither is there an exclusively "Christian" form of technological production and use. Instead, Schuurman guides us to see the digital world as part of God’s good creation, fallen yet redeemable according to the law of God. Responsibly used, technology can become an integral part of God’s shalom for the earth.
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Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Computer Technology And The Unfolding Of Creation
  • 3. Computer Technology And The Fall
  • 4. Responsible Computer Technology
  • 5. Computer Technology And The Future
  • 6. Concluding Thoughts

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  • Catalogue Code 369752
  • Product Code 9780830827138
  • ISBN 0830827137
  • EAN 9780830827138
  • Pages 138
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jun 2013
  • Sales Rank #59414
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.227kg

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