Shaping a Digital World Faith, Culture and Computer Technology

ISBN-10: 0830827137

ISBN-13: 9780830827138

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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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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 138
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Derek C. Schuurman (Ph.D., McMaster University) is associate professor of computer science and chair of mathematics/physics/computer science department at Redeemer Unversity College, Ancaster, Ontario. Schuurman is a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario, holding memberships with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).Coauthor ofPSpice Simulation of Power Electronics Circuits(with R.S. Ramshaw, 1997), Schuurman is also an active researcher and speaker in the areas of robotics and computer vision as well as faith and technology issues.

Preface
Introduction
Computer Technology and the Unfolding of Creation
Computer Technology and the Fall
Redemption and Responsible Computer Technology
Computer Technology and the Future
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Author and Subject Index
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