Plough Quarterly No. 15 - Staying Human: The Tech Issue

December 22, 2017|
Plough Quarterly No. 15 - Staying Human: The Tech Issue by Eberhard Arnold
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This issue of Plough Quarterly explores the effects of technology on human flourishing.

Whether its artificial intelligence,genome editing, Big Tech monopolies, or social media-induced depression, we live in a world that is being reshaped by technology from the ground up. How do we stay human?

This issue ofPlough Quarterlyaddresses challenges ranging from the lure of transhumanism to the erosion of silence by the smartphone. Technophobia is no answer, our contributors agree, but neither is a refusal to tackle real dangers. They ask: Why not try living without a computer or a television? Why give tablets to children when Steve Jobs refused to give them to his kids? Why write using a keyboard when you could wield a fountain pen?

Technological asceticism of this kind won''t solve society-wide dilemmas. But it can help us maintain the spiritual independence needed to respond to them rightly.

Also in this issue:original poetry by Jacob Stratman; reviews of new books by Ian Johnson, Steve Roud, and Markus Rathey; insights from Wendell Berry, Viktor Frankl, Ivan Illich, Carl Sandburg, C. S. Lewis, Alfred Delp, and Christoph Blumhardt; and art by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jack Baumgartner, Nicholas Roerich, Rachel Newling, Kay Polk, Suellen McCrary, Stephen Scott Young, Jie Wei Zhou, Kiéra Malone, Torkel Pettersson, Mari Rast, Albrecht Dürer, René Magritte, and Kyle T. Webster.

Plough Quarterlyfeatures stories, ideas, and culture for people eager to put their faith into action. Each issue brings you in-depth articles, interviews, poetry, book reviews, and art to help you put Jesus'' message into practice and find common cause with others.
Johann Christoph Arnold was born in Great Britain on November 14, 1940 to German refugees. He spent his childhood in South America, where his parents found asylum during the war, before immigrating to the United States in 1955. He was a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities, for forty-three years. He was a...
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Title:Plough Quarterly No. 15 - Staying Human: The Tech Issue
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:80 pages, 10.25 X 7.5 X 0.19 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 10.25 X 7.5 X 0.19 in
Published:December 22, 2017
Publisher:Plough Publishing House
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780874860405

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