(Philip Hefner, The Human Factor, p. 159) Just a thought for those who believe evolutionary explanations of religion are irrelevant, or even threatening, for theology.
– Tom Uytterhoeven – I disagree with two points in this article on biological, cultural, and technological evolution: (1) it suggests that biological, cultural and technological evolution are separate processes, while I see them as deeply connected; (2) it suggests cultural evolution/history must be read as the emergence of different 'stages', leading to ever greater […]
Originally posted on liftthescreen:
Can “Spirit” be a Verb? I want to float an idea—the idea of “spirit.” The English word “spirit” is not very versatile. It’s almost exclusively used as a noun, most often referring to a supernatural power or presence, although we often speak as well of the human spirit. Once in…
– Tom Uytterhoeven – Yesterday, May 22th, I presented a paper “Towards a Theology of Toolmaking”, on a conference on Nature, Technology and Religion, in which I use Philip Hefner’s concept of ‘Created Co-Creator’ as a starting point for further reflections on technology. It went alright, considering I only slept for 3-4 hours the night […]
See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution The veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has said he believes most people don’t come into contact with wildlife. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Maybe this is indeed one of the main challenge human culture(s) face today. While culture once enabled us to survive within our natural environment, it now seems to […]