Illusions of Freedom: Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on Technology and the Human Condition
By: Jeffrey M. Shaw (author)Paperback
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Contemporary technology has the potential to hinder humanity's attainment of freedom in the opinion of Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul. Both thinkers offer unique perspectives on the impact that they believe technology has had on society in the twentieth century, and they both offer unconventional definitions of the concept of freedom. Shaw compares their views on technology and its impact on freedom, and in doing so allows those who may not be familiar with either of these thinkers to investigate some of their other writing more thoroughly.
Jeffrey M. Shaw is an adjunct professor in the General Studies department at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. His publications are in the fields of ethics, theology, and national security. He lives on a small horse farm in Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters.
Preface Acknowledgments 1 Introduction 2 Merton and Ellul - Comparative Worldviews 3 Theological Perspective 4 Sociological Perspective 5 Political Perspective 6 Literature 7 Conclusion Appendix Bibliography
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