Technology Human Becoming (Facets)


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book came to confirm two things I have concluded through my own writings and my own reflection. Technology is theological in essence. Religion has never been possible without it, and the religious practices of the Bible have always been technological.

Technology serves as metaphors of theology. It is the job of our generation to define which new technological metaphors better define the meaning of faith, grace and God in our age.

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The book is limited in its offering of those metaphors from both perspectives, even though it claims to do so. However, it lays the foundation for our continued work on the topic. One person found this helpful.

The book was interesting with points that I had never thought of or would look at from his point of view. This assumed, Hefner can easily make such unorthodox statements about God implying that technology and true spirituality exist around the same "imagination.

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Thus, what Hefner denies is the basics of the theology from above, that God has revealed man's rebellion and constant desire to be free of any true relationship to Him. Thus, this freedom plays itself out in our time as so illustrated and divined here by Hefner as true faith, creating one's own dreams to their ultimate limits. Who needs a God of salvation and redemption from such?

Technology and Human Becoming

Attractive to a sinful, theology from below, but for the theology from above that came down at the Incarnation, this is pitiful but imaginative celebration of man's alientation and rebellion against the Creator's will for mankind. The read is essential for anyone trying to bring together the worlds of religion and science. In a conversational style, P. Hefner shows the path that we are walking down as human kind creates itself into what we hope will be closer to god's image. He establishes the parameters for a conversation of man's secular and religious purpose.

Technology and Human Becoming by Philip Hefner

And creates a hope for a dynamic faith that expands with the human technological boundaries in which science becomes a part of god's plan not an adversary. Wonderful binding words that starts to piece together the puzzle of religious faith and science. See all 5 reviews.

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Technology and Human Becoming 3. From a leader in the field of religion and science come these reflections on the role of technology in human life and culture. Philip Hefner sees the human spirit at issue in our assessment of and attitude toward technology and the many technological creations that humans spawn.

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Technology, he argues, tells us much about ourselves-especially our innate drive toward explora From a leader in the field of religion and science come these reflections on the role of technology in human life and culture. Technology, he argues, tells us much about ourselves-especially our innate drive toward exploration of possibilities-and poses questions about the final meaning of creating, of human cultural evolution, and even the being of God.

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It must be a possibility for the religion of the cyborgs, a possibility for us who are now the techno-humans. This was my second read from the series after John Polkinghorne's "Traffic in Truth", and while I didn't find it as rewarding as that one, I thought there was still quite a bit of rewarding material here. Artificial Intelligence" so much that at times you wonder if you're reading one of those "[Insert Pop Film Title Here] and Philosophy" books that are now seem like an obligatory tie-in for any media entity that even remotely touches on science or psychology; but Hefner never comes off like he's shallow or merely grasping to make unfounded connections.

Hefner argues that instead of viewing technology as standing in opposition to a drawing together with God, perhaps it is the means by which humanity will do so. Jasmine rated it really liked it Sep 09, Diana rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Ireallyamrambo rated it liked it Oct 27, Chad Maxson rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Alanawiens rated it liked it Nov 05, Scott Pagel rated it liked it Jul 23, Dena rated it really liked it Jun 04, Susan added it Feb 25,