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2019 Bannan Memorial Lecture – Cybertheology: Thinking Faith in the Digital Age
April 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join the Tech and the Human Spirit initiative and the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum for the 2019 Bannan Memorial Lecture.
Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., Editor in Chief of La Civiltà Cattolica and a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture, will deliver this year’s lecture.
Because the Internet has changed and is changing the ways in which we think and act, it must also be changing the ways in which we think faith. Fr. Antonio Spadaro will question how technologies redefine not only the ways in which we do things but also our being and therefore the way we perceive reality, the world, others, and God. “Does the digital revolution affect faith in any sense?” The answer is an emphatic yes. But how, then, are we to live well in the digital age?
The digital environment is not merely an external instrument that facilitates human communication or a purely virtual world, but part of the daily experience of many people, a new “anthropological space” that is reshaping the way we think, know, and express ourselves. Naturally, this calls for a new understanding of faith so that it makes sense to people who live and work in the digital media environment. In developing the notion of cybertheology, Spadaro seeks to propose an intelligence of faith (intellectus fidei) in the digital age.