Modern Technology and the Human Future

A Christian Appraisal

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Craig M. Gay
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic Press
    , December
     254 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Technology is not neutral.

From the plow to the printing press, technology has always shaped human life and informed our understanding of what it means to be human. And advances in modern technology, from computers to smartphones, have yielded tremendous benefits. But do these developments actually encourage human flourishing?

Craig Gay raises concerns about the theological implications of modern technologies and of philosophical movements such as transhumanism. In response, he turns to a classical affirmation of the Christian faith: Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God, took on human flesh. By exploring the doctrine of the incarnation and what it means for our embodiment, Gay offers a course correction to the path of modern technology without asking us to unplug completely.

Gay demonstrates that the doctrine of the incarnation is not neutral either. It presents an alternative vision for the future of humanity.

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

Craig M. Gay is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.




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