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Eric Berg publishes paper on ethics of technology

November 14, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy and religion at MacMurray College has published a paper in the current issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics.

 The essay, “Technology, Lutheranism, and the Proclamation,” argues that technology is neither good nor bad, it’s neutral, but the ethics are in how people use technology. He places the use in a Lutheran moral and theological context. The paper can be found at http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Journal-of-Lutheran-Ethics/Issues/November-2012/Technology-Lutheranism-and-the-Proclamation.aspx

 The Journal of Lutheran Ethics is a bimonthly online publication of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America at http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Journal-of-Lutheran-Ethics.aspx.

 Dr. Berg earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas, his master’s at Luther Seminary and his bachelor’s at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was the 2007 recipient of the Dewey Wilkins Award for Teaching Excellence at MacMurray and was twice a research fellow at the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He is a 1985 graduate of Breckenridge High School in Breckenridge, ND.

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