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Theologies of Technology

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199279777
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199279772.003.0003
 Theologies of Technology

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This chapter explores the ideas of theologians who have attended to the question of theology. Classically, theology sought the subordination of technology to spiritual values (Maritain, Guardini, Berdyaev, and Tillich are amongst those discussed). Despite some techno-optimists such as Teilhard de Chardin, the pessimism of Jacques Ellul has had most influence in recent periods, particularly on green, liberation, and feminist theologies. A narrativist approach to the question is examined but found wanting.

Keywords: subordination; Maritain; Guardini; Berdyaev; Tillich; Teilhard de Chardin; Ellul; narrativist

Chapter.  15101 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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