Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

'Fuelled by dreams and powered by imagination': considering digital technologies through the lens of a theology of play

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Author(s)

School/Research organisations

Abstract

The boundaries between information and entertainment, work and leisure, and professional devices and toys are blurred. This has implications for understanding the ways in which we interact with digital devices. This article argues that these new cultural developments are not adequately addressed in existing theologies of technology and proposes that a theology of play provides an important additional critical perspective. Particular focus is placed upon Roman Catholic teachings, including the past decade's Papal messages to the World Communications Day.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-40
JournalPractical Theology
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2015

    Research areas

  • Technology, Play, Theology

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. The Common Gaze: Surveillance and the Common Good

    Stoddart, E. 2019 (In preparation) SCM Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. Digital surveillance as a theme of theology and its media-ethical aspects

    Stoddart, E. 14 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press) Theologische Medienethik im digitalen Zeitalter. Ulshöfer, G. & Wilhelm, M. (eds.). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag GmbH

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Surveillance - reforming the body.

    Stoddart, E. 31 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) Reforming: Space, Body and Politics.. Vähäkangas, A., Helboe Johansen, K., Kaufman , T. S. & Angel, S. (eds.). (International Academy of Practical Theology)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  4. Zacchaeus: patron saint of surveillance

    Stoddart, E. 1 Apr 2018 In : Crucible, the Journal of Christian Social Ethics. April 2018, p. 7-17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related by journal

  1. What makes for a better city? Eucharistic liturgy as social critique

    Stoddart, E. 2017 In : Practical Theology. 10, 3, p. 236-248

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Clouding or clarifying? Using the bible to explore the Scottish independence referendum question.

    Stoddart, E. 5 May 2016 In : Practical Theology. 8, 3-4, p. 189-202

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Review: Bennett, Jana Marguerite. 2012. Aquinas on the Web? Doing Theology in an Internet Age.

    Stoddart, E. 26 Jun 2015 In : Practical Theology. 8, 1, p. 63-64

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Related by journal

  1. Practical Theology (Journal)

    Stoddart, E. (Editor)
    1 Dec 201031 Dec 2013

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

ID: 173098410