[Book review of:] Ilia Delio, Re-enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion

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Can religion still play a relevant part in the hyper-connected, hyper-technologized society of the third millennium? This is the question that Ilia Delio, Roman-Catholic theologian, Franciscan sister, and author, deals with in her newest book. The simple answer is a resounding yes, but in order to demonstrate it, Delio takes an impressive tour de force through a wide array of disciplines, from evolutionary biology to critical posthumanism, and from the history of technology to philosophy and theology. The thesis of the book is “that religion is the linchpin to the future of AI-mediated cosmic intelligent life and that an AI world, oriented by new religious sensibilities, can bring about an ecological re-enchantment of the earth.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalESSSAT News & Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

Book review of: Ilia Delio, Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion, Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2020, pp. 238, ISBN 978-1-62698-382-3; $ 26,00 (Pbck.).


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