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Technology is everywhere, we live, and breath and move in it, but what is our technology worship doing to our souls? How does it impact our relationships with each other? Can we remain human in a technological environment? Terlizzese addresses these questions and more in my latest book Machinehead: Rise of the Technology God. This book on social criticism speaks to the history and sources of computer worship and digital adoration and its consequences for the future of our century. The technological problem stated simply is that technology as a force for good and human amelioration has reversed its direction by means of unlimited acceleration and unfettered use, which threatens us with the opposite of progress in manifest regression, and burgeoning extinction. I resolve these problems by focusing on individual responsibility in the face of an apparent irresistible force moving history toward annihilation. Only as we curb technology use through exercising self-control can we liberate ourselves from Machinehead the technology God.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (July 10, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 188 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 194958688X
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1949586886
  • Item Weight: ‎ 9.3 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches




Lawrence J. Terlizzese holds a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and has published three books on the pressing issue of faith and technology: Hope in the Thought of Jacques Ellul, Trajectory of the 21st Century and Into the Void. He has taught and several different schools including his alma mater Dallas Theological Seminary as well as Grand Canyon University, Texas Woman’s University and University of Texas-Dallas.

MACHINEHEAD: Rise of the Technology God by Lawrence J. Terlizzese Ph.D.

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