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Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

George Pattison


This book argues that the contemporary crisis of radical theology, from John Robinson to deconstruction, is connected with theology’s failure to take the technological nature of modern society seriously. An overview of modern theologians who did take technology into account, such as Teilhard de Chardin and Jacques Ellul is presented, although their judgments were mostly negative. This is followed by an exposition of Heidegger’s critique of technology, with emphasis on his notion of ‘enframing’ as a central feature, and his view that technological models are in the process of colonizing traditi ... More

Keywords: technology, Ellul, Heidegger, enframing, thinking, God, ethics, university, art, city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199279777
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199279772.001.0001


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George Pattison, author
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford University
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