Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology

InterVarsity Press
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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, Marshall McLuhan 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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About the author

Derek C. Schuurman (Ph.D., McMaster University) is associate professor of computer science and chair of the computer science department at Redeemer University 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 of PSpice 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.

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Publisher
InterVarsity Press
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Published on
May 2, 2013
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Pages
138
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ISBN
9780830827138
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Social Aspects / General
Religion / Christian Theology / Apologetics
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This content is DRM free.
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