Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God [Paperback]

Our Price $ 28.00  
Retail Value $ 40.00  
You Save $ 12.00  (30%)  
Item Number 108412  
Buy New $28.00
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God by Jack Clayton Swearengen...

Technology is shaping our culture and controlling our lives--for better or for worse. Often, technology's benefits far outweigh its negative impacts, and technological advances can seem boundless. But the scientific-technological worldview tends to override other value systems. Indeed, this technological way of thinking has influenced many contemporary ideas, beliefs, values, habits, and ways of communicating. Furthermore, in addition to technology's well-known environmental impacts, social, aesthetic, and spiritual consequences are now emerging. How can we balance positive physical effects of technology with other ambiguous or negative impacts?Some of the decisions we face have no precedent from which to draw wisdom. For this reason, the resources of Scripture and the Christian tradition must be brought to bear on technological questions: How is technology used and abused today? Does technological progress lead to human progress? How can Scripture help us, both individually and collectively, to manage technology's impact in proactive waysSwearengen uncovers a comprehensive scriptural mandate for managing technology. On his way to a theology of technology, he evaluates which advances are moving society in directions consistent with God's purposes. Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God aims to provide practical means for assessing technology's influence and for steering technology and its effects toward biblical ends.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   350
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.97" Width: 7.32" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.12 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1597528420  
ISBN13  9781597528429  

Availability  0 units.

More About Jack Clayton Swearengen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Religious Studies > Christianity
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > General

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God?

An amazingly thorough guide to the intersection of Christian ethics and technolgy  Mar 10, 2008
On the title page of Beyond Paradise Swearengen introduces his book as a "prophetic primer for church leaders." From that page onward Swearengen does a masterful job of living up to his lofty promise. In true engineer turned educator style Swearengen systematically breaks down the intimidating subject of technology and its effects on the planet and our culture into chunks of information that the interested reader can digest. Starting with a synopsis of the development of technology from the beginning of recorded history up to present times, Swearengen methodically maneuvers his way through several millennia and boils down the major technological achievements of mankind and their effects on the environment and our society into the first three chapters of this ground breaking book. After laying this thorough basis for an in depth conversation on technology and its implications, Swearengen addresses the current social/spiritual impacts that these technological developments have already had and projects into the future what society can expect if it continues to mistake "growth for progress." Not wanting to leave his readers without a plan of action, Swearengen wraps up his book by giving practical advice for both church leaders and developers of technology.

While numerous books have been written in recent years dealing with the need for a "green" movement within the evangelical community, few have set out to deal so directly with both the religious and societal impacts of technology as rigorously as Swearengen does. I have yet to read a book on technology and culture that has been as thoroughly researched and clearly footnoted as Swearengen's text. This book truly serves as a superb jumping off point for the concerned individual that wishes to learn more about the spiritual impacts of the techno-centric society we live in. Swearengen's keen mind and sharp wit coupled with his thorough research and engineering background make this book truly live up to its promise of being a "prophetic primer."

Write your own review about Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy