Beyond Cutting Edge?: Yoder, Technology, and the Practices of the Church - eBook
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Title: Beyond Cutting Edge?: Yoder, Technology, and the Practices of the Church - eBook
By: Paul C. Heidebrecht
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781630873387
ISBN-13: 9781630873387
Stock No: WW112309EB

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A quick scan of any newsstand is enough to confirm the widespread preoccupation with technological change. As a myriad of articles and advertisements demonstrate, not only are we preoccupied with technology, but we are bombarded with numerous reminders that the cutting edge is in constant motion. Most often the underlying assumption of Christians is that we have no choice but to find ways to cope with the latest and greatest. Indeed, it is often assumed that the church has no choice but to find ways to cope with its new technological context. This book does not make the same assumptions. Building on the work of Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, it argues that the practices of the church make it possible for Christians to conscientiously engage technology. This happens when we recognize that marks of the church such as patience, vulnerability, and servanthood can put technological ideals such as speed, control, and efficiency in their proper place. In the course of grappling with three examples of morally formative technologies--automobiles, genetically modified food, and the Internet--this book goes beyond Yoder's thought by emphasizing that the church also plays a crucial role in our moral formation.

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Paul C. Heidebrecht is the Ottawa Office Director for Mennonite Central Committee Canada, and holds a PhD in Theological Ethics from Marquette University.

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