Jeremy Stolow; Paperback: 368 pages, Fordham University Press (2012); ISBN-10: 0823249816
(Re)locating religion in a technological age: Book by Concordia professor explores intersection of religion and technology, September 24, 2013 By: Cléa Desjardins -- Extract:
Deus in Machina brings respected scholars from around the world together to evaluate the philosophical, cosmological and ethical terms on which technology has been imagined as the opposite of religion.
Their essays — on subjects ranging from the development of mechanical clocks in medieval Christian Europe and the healing power of prayer in premodern Buddhist Japan to Islamic debates about organ transplantation in contemporary Egypt — call attention to what can be created once this division has been done away with.
Table of Contents:>>Introduction: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between Jeremy Stolow
>>Ticking Clock, Vibrating String: How Time Sense Oscillates Between Religion and Machine Wolfgang Ernst
>>The Electric Touch Machine Miracle Scam: Body, Technology, and the (Dis)authentication of the Pentecostal Supernatural Marleen De Witte
>>The Spiritual Nervous System: Reflections on a Magnetic Cord Designed for Spirit Communication
>>An Empowered World: Buddhist Medicine and the Potency of Prayer in Japan Jason Ananda Josephson
>>Does Submission to God's Will Preclude Biotechnological Intervention? Lessons from Muslim Dialysis Patients in Contemporary Egypt Sherine F. Hamdy
>>The Canary in the Gemeinschaft? Disability, Film, and the Jewish Question Faye Ginsburg
>>(Re)Locating Religion in a Technological Age
>>Thinking about Melville, Religion, and Machines That Think John Lardas Modern
>>Amazing Stories: How Science Fiction Sacralizes the Secular Peter Pels
>> Virtual Vodou, Actual Practice: Transfiguring the Technological Alexandra Boutros
>> TV St. Claire Maria José A. De Abreu