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Shifting Realities: Information Technology and the Church

TitleShifting Realities: Information Technology and the Church
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsLochhead, D
PublisherWCC Publications
KeywordsChurch, information, technology

Information technology is changing the world in ways that profoundly affect us whether or not we ever use a computer. While some Christians greet these developments with enthusiasm and others with alarm, most seem to regard them with uncertainty and ambivalence. The author describes how churches are discovering ecumenical applications of new technologies, and explores the relation between Christian understandings of the "Word" and contemporary information technologies; the "underside" of information technology (threats to privacy and the availability of hate literature and pornography on the Internet); and what all this does to our perceptions of reality and the way the Christian gospel is communicated today.