Religionens teknik og teknikkens religion

Niels Reeh*

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    This article seeks to utilize the German philosopher Martin Heidegger's notion of Gestell to establish an outline of the relation between religion and technique including media technique. According to Heidegger, technique on the one hand serves as a means for Man. On the other hand technique also embeds Man in new relations as a standing reserve for something else. The article suggests that media technology has contributed to embed Man in religious and national distinctions. On this basis, the article presents an outline of different historical stages in which technology and especially media technology has had crucial consequences for embeding Man in religious and national distinctions.

    Original languageDanish
    JournalReligionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift
    Issue number70
    Pages (from-to)159-173
    Publication statusPublished - 14. Sept 2020

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