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God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology

God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology

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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 ethical and intellectual resources with which to understand and confront changes brought on by technology.

Author: William A. Stahl
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Published: 03/11/1999
Pages: 194
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.69lbs
Size: 9.04h x 6.06w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780889203211

Review Citation(s):
Choice 06/01/2007 pg. 1686

About the Author
Stahl, William A.: - William A. Stahl is a professor of sociology at Luther College, University of Regina, who specializes not only in the sociology of religion but also in science, technology, and society, and who holds a degree in theology. He is a regional director for the Canadian Network on Science and Religion. Between 1989 and 1993 he was a senior researcher on an international, interdisciplinary team that developed a design model for computerizing the university system in India. His class on religion and the sciences won an award from the John Templeton Foundation's Science and Religion Course Program

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