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Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology

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A call to redeem and restrain technology through everyday Christian practices and sacraments such as communal celebrations, shared meals, and daily Scripture reading.

Synopsis:

We live in a culture shaped and fueled by technology. Usually we equate access to technology with opportunity and the chance to pursue the good life. Power Failure raises some crucial, if disconcerting, questions about technology: If technology liberates us, what kind of liberation does it promise? Are we prospering, and by what definition?

Albert Borgmann looks at the relationship between Christianity and technology by examining some of the invisible dangers of a technology-driven lifestyle. Specifically, he points out how utility and consumption have replaced connection to physical things and meaningful practices in everyday life. Power Failure calls us to redeem and restrain technology through simple Christian practices, including citizen-based decision making, shared meals, and daily Scripture reading.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-138) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781587430589
Publisher:
Brazos Press
Location:
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Author:
Borgmann, Albert
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Technology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christianity-Social Issues
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.88x6.64x.43 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Brazos Press - English 9781587430589 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , We live in a culture shaped and fueled by technology. Usually we equate access to technology with opportunity and the chance to pursue the good life. Power Failure raises some crucial, if disconcerting, questions about technology: If technology liberates us, what kind of liberation does it promise? Are we prospering, and by what definition?

Albert Borgmann looks at the relationship between Christianity and technology by examining some of the invisible dangers of a technology-driven lifestyle. Specifically, he points out how utility and consumption have replaced connection to physical things and meaningful practices in everyday life. Power Failure calls us to redeem and restrain technology through simple Christian practices, including citizen-based decision making, shared meals, and daily Scripture reading.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-138) and index.
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