Robot Theology

Old Questions through New Media

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.

Buy this Book on

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

1
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 13 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2022
Wipf and Stock, Resource Publications

Talking about this book? Use #robotsAIChristianTheologyPhilosophyTechnologyMediaHRIRacetheoryEcologyFriendshipEthicsMinistry #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

What is the relationship between artificial intelligence, robots, and theology? The connections are much closer than one might think. There is a deep spiritual longing in the world of AI and robotics. Technology is a prayer; it reveals the depth of our eschatology. Through the study of AI and robotic literature, one can see a clear desire to both transcend human limitations and overcome the fallenness of human nature. The questions of ethics, power, and responsibility are not new to Christian anthropology. This book will introduce and examine some of the major ethical issues surrounding current AI and robotic technology from a theological and philosophical lens. In the study of AI and robot ethics, the Christian community has a chance to join the global efforts to build technology for good. Will we join them?

What is the relationship between artificial intelligence, robots, and theology? The connections are much closer than one might think. There is a deep spiritual longing in the world of AI and...


Advance Praise

“At last, a much-needed book on a neglected topic. Robotics is playing an increasingly important role in our society, and yet little has been written from an overtly Christian perspective. Robot Theology corrects that oversight in a timely and highly engaging manner.”

—Brent Waters, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

“There is no shortage of books about robots and ethics, but until now, there has been a serious lack of books about robots and theology. This is not just a timely and brilliantly written book, it’s one that brings together ancient wisdom and contemporary theology with some of the most important questions we face. As technology changes at a rapid pace, Smith offers careful and faithful insight for the road before us.”

—David O’Hara, Augustana University

“Smith makes a compelling case to take seriously the promises and perils of a robotic future—and present—through a wide-ranging and well-researched survey of philosophical, biblical, and critical perspectives. He highlights legal, ethical, and religious issues that speak to the heart of our humanness and questions about what it is to be human and, indeed, humane.”

—Scott Midson, University of Manchester

“In Robot Theology, Joshua Smith makes a compelling and convincing case for Christians of all stripes and denominations to take artificial intelligence and robots seriously as part of God’s creation, and for the seemingly secular fields of AI, robots, and technology ethics to understand and appreciate how these religious traditions have framed many of the foundational ideas and fundamental values by which we make sense of and take responsibility for these remarkable human innovations.”

—David J. Gunkel, Northern Illinois University

“At last, a much-needed book on a neglected topic. Robotics is playing an increasingly important role in our society, and yet little has been written from an overtly Christian perspective. Robot...


Available Editions

EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9781666710717
PRICE 19.00

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send to Kindle (PDF)

Average rating from 3 members


Readers who liked this book also liked: