Religion and Technology into the Future

From Adam to Tomorrow's Eve

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Sam Gill
Studies in Body and Religion
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , September
     2018.
     312 pages.
     $105.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781498580908.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Zhange Ni forthcoming.

Description

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eveexamines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human imagination of making sentient beings. It seeks to enrich our understanding of the present as it is trending into the future against the richly relevant and surprisingly long past. Creatively considered in some depth are a wide range of specific examples drawn especially from contemporary film and television, as well as from cosmology, ancient mythology, biblical literature, classical literature, folklore, evolution, popular culture, technology, and futurist studies. This book is distinctive, in part, in drawing on a wide range of resources demonstrating the indispensable interrelationship among these disparate materials. Science, technology, economics, and philosophy are seamlessly interwoven with history, gender, culture, religion, literature, pop culture, art, and film. Written for general as well as academic readers, it offers fascinating and provocative insights into who we are and where we are going.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Sam Gill is Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Dancing Culture Religion.

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