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River Publishers Series in Information Science and Technology 

The Web and Faith

Theological Analysis of Cyberspace Technologies


Author: Ayse Kok, Google, USA

ISBN: 9788793609570

e-ISBN: 9788793609563

doi: 10.13052/rp-9788793609563

Price: €0.00

Available: January 2018

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Description:

Computing technology is an indispensable feature of modern life. Our rapid-paced world seems more and more remote from the world narrated in sacred scriptures. However, despite its pervasiveness, there remains a dearth of theological reflection about computer technology and what it means to live as a faithful individual in a digitally - saturated society.

The Web and Faith provides a brief theology of technology, rooted in the Islamic tradition and oriented around the grand themes of creation, redemption and new creation. The book combines a concise, accessible style with penetrating cultural and theological analysis. Building on the work of Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, and drawing from a wide range of enlightened Islamic thinkers, the book situates computer technology within the big picture of the story of creation. Technology is not neutral, but neither is there an exclusively 'faith-based' form of technological production and use. Instead, this book guides us to see the digital world as part of a larger creation, which is redeemable according to the law of faith. Responsibly used, technology can become an integral part of religious wisdom world-wide.

 

Book Contents:

Chapter 1

Defining Technology

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Chapter 2

Physical Dimension of Technology

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Chapter 3

Spiritual Dimension of Technology

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Chapter 4

Communicational Dimension of Technology

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Chapter 5

Occupational Dimension of Technology

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Chapter 6

Trade Dimension of Technology

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Chapter 7

Dark Dimension of Technology

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Chapter 8

Final Remarks

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Chapter 9

Appendix A: Detailed Overview of Innovation and Competition Policies

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Chapter 10

Appendix B: Conceptualizing Cyber Security from the EU Perspective

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Chapter 11

Appendix C: International Code of Conduct for Information Security (SCO)1

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Keywords:

Web, faith, digital communication, social web, social networks, history of technology, computer technology

River Publishers: The Web and Faith