Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Paperback | October 25, 2007

byGeorge Pattison

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Taking up the critique of theology found in the work of Heidegger, George Pattison argues for a model of thinking about God that would not be liable to the charge of `enframing' that Heidegger sees as characteristic of technological thinking. He constructs his case in relation to particularissues in bioethics, the place of theology in the university, the arts, and the contemporary experience of living in the city.

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Taking up the critique of theology found in the work of Heidegger, George Pattison argues for a model of thinking about God that would not be liable to the charge of `enframing' that Heidegger sees as characteristic of technological thinking. He constructs his case in relation to particularissues in bioethics, the place of theology in ...

George Pattison is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:October 25, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Technology's Question to Technology1. The Long Goodbye2. Theologies of Technology3. Heidegger and the Question Concerning Technology4. We are Free to Think about God5. Putting it into Words6. Seeing the Mystery7. From Thinking about God to Acting in the World8. Cyberversity or University?9. The Religion of Art in an Age of Technology10. ConclusionPostscript: City of the Homeless

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`Review from previous edition Technology does not deprive us of the right to think in non-technological ways, even to think about God. Pattison does not profess to say where such thinking will finally lead. Our thinking about God in the technological context will be indeed a thinking `about',a thinking that circles around the mystery of God, and offers wider horizons than seeing the world as a stock of goods . . . A timely and sobering book.'John Macquarrie, Church Times