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Title: Technology Encounters Spirituality
Subtitle: What We Don't Want to Know
Author(s): VAN LIER, Ben , ROOZENDAAL, Arnold , HARDJONO, Teun
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 24    Date: 2014   
Pages: 341-379
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.24.0.3053502

Abstract :
There is an urgent need for a new paradigm. With the increasing complexity and inevitability of the network society, science and technology have entered a phase where questions are encountered which cannot be answered in their own paradigm. The same applies to the world of spirituality. Here, we can no longer deny that science and technology have provided answers to questions which would traditionally have been resolved in a spiritual way, within its own paradigm. The fact is that if we want to pursue scientific and technical progress, we must combine it with the insights and methods of spirituality. On the other hand, the world of spirituality must accept the contribution of science and technology. This means a willingness to change in both worlds, understanding the reality of networks, being aware of their consequences, mutual respect, dialogue and the co-development of a holistic paradigm in co-creation. Whether we want to know or not.

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