THE RELEVANCE OF THEOLOGY IN THE 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Asian Journal of Advances in Research, Volume 12, Issue 3,
In the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, there is what we call a more advance “digital revolution” compared to the 3rd Industrial Revolution. This phenomenon, just like the previous technologies but being more advance, brought lots of big changes in the way people live. Many human works will become irrelevant because of the developing artificial intelligence being created by humans in this digital revolution. The value of being a human is now more seriously endangered than ever. Machines may totally dominate humanity in the near future. In this context, “what is the relevance of Theology?” This paper argues that Christian Theology is always relevant owing to its nature. The problem is how to uncover the relevance of Christian Theology to the present challenges. This paper uncovers its relevance to the present challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution which are primarily the “fusion of the physical, biological, and digital worlds” and the “emergence of the developing Artificial Intelligence.” The method that this paper used is “existential phenomenology.” The main relevance of Theology in the 4th Industrial Revolution that this paper emphasized are maintaining one’s Christian freedom and Christian humanity.
- 4th industrial revolution
- artificial intelligence
- spiritual intelligence
- christian freedom
- christian humanity
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