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By J. Sage Elwell

From the net to the iPhone, electronic expertise is not any mere cultural artifact. It impacts how we adventure and comprehend our international and ourselves on the private levels-it is a primary of residing. The digitization of contemporary lifestyles constitutes a necessary box of non secular obstacle since it affects our person and cultural sensibilities so profoundly. regardless of this, it has but to be thematized because the topic of spiritual or theological mirrored image. The trouble of Transcendence treatments this via asking a unmarried major query: How is electronic know-how impacting the ethical and religious intensity of tradition? How can anything as ineffable and nebulous because the intensity of tradition be recognized and articulated, not to mention critiqued? writer J. Sage Elwell means that a solution lies within the arts. the humanities have traditionally acted as a barometer of the intensity of tradition, reflecting the religious impulses and dispositions on the center of society. He argues that if the humanities topic in any respect, they're going to light up greater than themselves. via an experimental interpretation of electronic paintings, Elwell bargains a severe mirrored image on how electronic know-how is altering us and the realm we are living in at a degree of non secular value. utilizing a theological aesthetic of electronic paintings, this ebook exhibits how the appearance of electronic expertise as a progressive cultural medium is reworking the methods we predict approximately God, the soul, and morality.

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