Historian's new book examines role of technology in early Christianity

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A new book by Kathleen Biddick, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, explores the suspicion among early religious leaders provoked by technology.p. “The Typological Imaginary: Circumcision, Technology, History,” published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, tells a surprising historical story about technology at the heart of Christian self-perception, and the fear that technology might erode sacred meanings and values.p. Biddick’s cultural history of medieval Christian graphic technologies offers a new perspective of early Christian-Jewish relations and Christian identities.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1983, Biddick specializes in medieval social and economic history.

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