While many Christians are content with a superficial and pragmatic assessment of the new information technologies, Dr. Groothuis probes more deeply. He wisely recognizes the symbolic power of technology: machines don't just do things, they shape us by equipping our imaginations and language with powerful new images, metaphors, and assumptions. Topics addressed include disembodied existence in a digital world, the future of the book, cybersex, technoshamanism, and others.
Douglas R. Groothuis is the associate professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. He has served on the faculty at Denver Seminary since 1993. Groothuis received a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the University of Oregon. He holds a M.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University and was the visiting instructor in apologetics for Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He also has been an instructor at the University of Oregon.