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Transforming Our Days: Finding God Amid the Noise of Modern Life
Many of us are concerned about the moral issues presented by modern technology. We wonder about the appropriate use of genetic engineering or the limits that should be placed on the use of medical technologies at the end of life. Yet, as we debate these important issues, we often overlook the more profound ways in which modern technology shapes our daily lives in the form ...more
Published September 1st 2007 by Liguori Publications
(first published April 2000)
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While Gaillardetz concludes his argument about communal spirituality within the Church sufficiently, I am not convinced. My major critique of his entire argument is that he begins from a position assuming that his reader is not only Roman Catholic, but believes in the exact same interpretations of Christianity as he does. Any Roman Catholic will tell you that it is a religion that can be analyzed and practically applied to one’s life in any number of ways, and the fact that Gaillardetz does not ...more
I agree with the author that technology is completely rue shaping our lives but find I am not nearly as pessimistic about it as he is. Perhaps that is because I've recently retired from a career in IT and have been involved my whole life in what technology can do for us. But it may also be that in retirement I tend to avoid technology as much as possible because dealing with it is too much like being back at work. Either way I found the book to be an interesting read.
This was required reading for a course I'm taking, The Catholic Experience (Catholic Studies minor capstone). I thoroughly enjoyed it and was surprised that I liked it so much. Gaillardetz writes in a style that relates to any reader, and his points touch home.