• From the Garden to the City, rev ed

    From the Garden to the City, rev ed
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    Price: $18.99

    ISBN: 9780825433122

    Edition: July 19, 2022

    Pages: 224

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: July 19, 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Christian Living and Devotionals

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    From the Garden to the City, rev ed

    The Place of Technology in the Story of God

    Author: John Dyer
    From ancient tools to modern devices, technology is part of what it means to be human and honor God

    Christian discussion of technology tends to focus along prescriptive lines. Don’t look at the wrong pictures. Don’t interact with pride or wrath on social media. Be careful not to join an immodest TikTok trend. Listen only to Christian music and Christian podcasts.

    But a biblical perspective on technology goes far deeper than how tools are used, and involves much more than the electronics that pervade today’s world. Technology is, in fact, a foundational part of what it means to be human—and it extends back to the very beginning of Creation. Technology was included in what God declared "good." But like all things impacted by the fall, it has immense power to rewire us for good or bad.

    John Dyer’s popular From the Garden to the City is back in this fully revised and updated edition, moving beyond moralism in order to examine the very nature of technology as essentially human and totally transformative. Perfect for both classroom use and individual contemplation, this book encourages readers to open their minds to see our technological world with biblical vision.

    "Of all the voices speaking and writing on the subject today, John Dyer's is among the voices I most respect. [His] unique combination of technological and theological passion, insight, and credentials make him an author and thought leader that people of faith need to hear from."
    --Scott McClellan, editor, Collide Magazine

    "More than a trip through the digital world; it is a tour of discovery about a growing part of our lives."
    --Darrell Bock, author of Jesus According to Scripture
    Author: John Dyer
    John Dyer is the Vice President for Enrollment and Educational Technology and assistant professor of theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and lives in Irving, Texas. His other works includes Ecclesiology for a Digital Church and People of the Screen.