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Author Detweiler, Craig, 1964- author.
Title iGods : how technology shapes our spiritual and social lives / Craig Detweiler.
Published Grand Rapids, Michigan Brazos Press, [2013].
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Description ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Content Type still image
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: iGods -- 1. Defining technology -- 2. Apple: aesthetics first -- 3. A brief history of the internet -- 4. Amazon: personalized abundance -- 5. Google: algorithmic authority -- 6. A brief history of social networking -- 7. Facebook: authentic frenemies -- 8. You Tube, Twitter, Instagram: audience participation -- Conclusion: The telos of technology.
Summary Today the world is literally at our fingertips. We can call, text, email, or post our status to friends and family on the go. We can carry countless games, music, and apps in our pocket. Yet it's easy to feel overwhelmed by access to so much information and exhausted from managing our online relationships and selves. Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker on media issues, provides needed Christian perspective on navigating today's social media culture. He interacts with major symbols, or "iGods," of our distracted age--Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Pixar, YouTube, and Twitter--to investigate the impact of the technologies and cultural phenomena that drive us. Detweiler offers a historic look at where we've been and a prophetic look at where we're headed, helping us sort out the immediate from the eternal, the digital from the divine.
Subject Social networks.
Technology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 1587433443
OCLC number 864430233