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Postdigital theologies : technology, belief, and practice / Maggi Savin-Baden, John Reader, editors.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Postdigital science and educationPublisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2022]Description: xxx, 251 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9783031094040
  • 3031094042
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 201/.66 23
LOC classification:
  • BL265.T4 P67 2022
Contents:
Part 1 Postdigital theologies. Landscapes of postdigital theologies / Maggi Savin-Baden – Process theology against global capitalism : towards an ecological civilization / Catherine Keller and Petar Jandrić -- Community and communion in a postdigital world / Andrew Braddock – Part 2 Postdigital conundrums. Divine becoming in the postdigital / John Reader -- Unlikely allies? transhuman dignity and Catholic doctrine on human flourishing / Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson -- Provoked by the divine : the event of the postdigital sublime / Eric Trozzo -- Digital afterlife as a technology of queer continuity and transformation / Jack Slater – Race as a problem for black transhuman liberation theology in a postdigital age / Steve Fuller -- Part 3 Language, machines and theologies. Postdigital humans : technology and divine design / Douglas Estes -- Machine learning and spiritualites for urban living / Paul Woods -- Postdigital theologies : a closer inspection of the way language is employed in digital discourses / Simon Cross -- Part 4 The impact of the digital. When the church embraced a posthuman future : how pastoral negotiations with technology during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an implicit acceptance of posthumanism / Heidi A. Campbell and Grace Jones -- God made better? how the quest for human-level artificial intelligence shapes postdigital divinity / Agana-Nsiire Agana – Re-presencing through artistic reverie : implications for postdigital theology / Rebecca Taylor and Joan Ball.
Summary: This book is about the relationships between technologies and the content of religious belief and practice. A number of models are now starting to emerge, but each of these depends on the theological or philosophical framework within which the debate is set. At at the same time, there are dilemmas operating at different ends of the spectrum.For example, at one end there is a tendency towards subsuming the digital within the divine, and at the other an instrumental stance relating to how technology is deployed. Either of these stances could be said to ignore rather than acknowledge that the human itself is being changed as a result of the interactions with the digital. The book explores the following areas: Where is God to be found or present in the postdigital condition? What are the implications of the postdigital condition for spirituality and indeed for the activity of God through the Holy Spirit? How do concepts of transhumanism or posthumanism effect understandings of the incarnation? Does the doctrine of the Trinity need revisiting in the light of the digital as medium of relationship? Does Creation now include the postdigital? What of the Kingdom of God now that the kingdom of the Tech giants is so powerful all-consuming?.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1 Postdigital theologies. Landscapes of postdigital theologies / Maggi Savin-Baden – Process theology against global capitalism : towards an ecological civilization / Catherine Keller and Petar Jandrić -- Community and communion in a postdigital world / Andrew Braddock – Part 2 Postdigital conundrums. Divine becoming in the postdigital / John Reader -- Unlikely allies? transhuman dignity and Catholic doctrine on human flourishing / Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson -- Provoked by the divine : the event of the postdigital sublime / Eric Trozzo -- Digital afterlife as a technology of queer continuity and transformation / Jack Slater – Race as a problem for black transhuman liberation theology in a postdigital age / Steve Fuller -- Part 3 Language, machines and theologies. Postdigital humans : technology and divine design / Douglas Estes -- Machine learning and spiritualites for urban living / Paul Woods -- Postdigital theologies : a closer inspection of the way language is employed in digital discourses / Simon Cross -- Part 4 The impact of the digital. When the church embraced a posthuman future : how pastoral negotiations with technology during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an implicit acceptance of posthumanism / Heidi A. Campbell and Grace Jones -- God made better? how the quest for human-level artificial intelligence shapes postdigital divinity / Agana-Nsiire Agana – Re-presencing through artistic reverie : implications for postdigital theology / Rebecca Taylor and Joan Ball.

This book is about the relationships between technologies and the content of religious belief and practice. A number of models are now starting to emerge, but each of these depends on the theological or philosophical framework within which the debate is set. At at the same time, there are dilemmas operating at different ends of the spectrum.For example, at one end there is a tendency towards subsuming the digital within the divine, and at the other an instrumental stance relating to how technology is deployed. Either of these stances could be said to ignore rather than acknowledge that the human itself is being changed as a result of the interactions with the digital. The book explores the following areas: Where is God to be found or present in the postdigital condition? What are the implications of the postdigital condition for spirituality and indeed for the activity of God through the Holy Spirit? How do concepts of transhumanism or posthumanism effect understandings of the incarnation? Does the doctrine of the Trinity need revisiting in the light of the digital as medium of relationship? Does Creation now include the postdigital? What of the Kingdom of God now that the kingdom of the Tech giants is so powerful all-consuming?.

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