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The religion of technology : the divinity of man and the spirit of invention

Author: David F Noble
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
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Arguing against the widely held belief that technology and religion are at war with each other, David F. Noble's groundbreaking book reveals the religious roots and spirit of Western technology. It links the technological enthusiasms of the present day with the ancient and enduring Christian expectation of recovering humankind's lost divinity. Covering a period of a thousand years, Noble traces the evolution of the  Read more...
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Noble, David F.
Religion of technology.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997
(OCoLC)605031517
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David F Noble
ISBN: 0679425640 9780679425649 0689425640 9780689425646 0689425643
OCLC Number: 35990225
Description: x, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The divine likeness --
Millennium: the promise of perfection --
Visions of paradise --
Paradise restored --
Heavenly virtuosi --
The New Adam --
The New Eden --
Armageddon: atomic weapons --
The Ascent of the saints: space exploration --
The Immortal mind: artificial intelligence --
Powers of perfection: genetic engineering --
The Politics of perfection.
Responsibility: David F. Noble.
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Arguing against the widely held belief that technology and religion are at war with each other, David F. Noble's groundbreaking book reveals the religious roots and spirit of Western technology. It links the technological enthusiasms of the present day with the ancient and enduring Christian expectation of recovering humankind's lost divinity. Covering a period of a thousand years, Noble traces the evolution of the Western idea of technological development from the ninth century, when the useful arts became connected to the concept of redemption, up to the twentieth, when humans began to exercise God-like knowledge and powers.

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