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Aquinas on the Web? Doing Theology in an Internet Age by Jana Marguerite Bennett
  

Aquinas on the Web? Doing Theology in an Internet Age

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Aquinas on the Web? Doing Theology in an Internet Age by Jana Marguerite Bennett

This book takes theological questioning about the internet to greater depth, discussing traditional theological questions in light of Web 2.0 technology. The problem of the internet has plagued theologians for the past decade: some have claimed it as gnostic and evil because it denies the Christian doctrine of the incarnation and lacks serious engagement with others. Some have viewed the internet as presenting good possibilities for theological work because it allows provides a democratic arena for sharing ideas, unrestricted by traditional hierarchies and concerns. None of these considerations quite capture the problems or benefits that the internet provides. Jana Bennett reviews critically how Web 2.0 both develops from traditional theology and also how Web 2.0 may change the way traditional theology is done. Web 2.0 spaces do invite many more lay people to participate in theological conversations than in the past, but the conversations frequently become constricted because of the medium. At the same time, Web 2.0 also offers surprising spaces for renewing or revisiting questions that theologians have left aside. The book explores how theologians and other interested persons might carefully respond, neither totally rejecting nor wholly embracing Web 2.0 technology.

About the Author

Jana M. Bennett is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Dayton, USA.

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Publication date

28th June 2012

Author

Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Publisher

T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
176 pages

Categories

Christian theology

ISBN

9780567210654

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