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The New Media Epidemic
The Undermining of Society, Family, and Our Own Soul

By Jean-Claude Larchet Translated by Archibald Andrew Torrance

The New Media Epidemic
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Book, 200 pages
Published: 1st March 2019
ISBN: 9780884654711
Status: Available
Format: 9in x 6in

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If we realize how gravely sick is our civilization, we may gain strength to resist.

Philosopher and patrologist Dr Jean-Claude Larchet, renowned for his examinations of patristic writings on the causes and consequences of spiritual and physical illness, here diagnoses the pathologies of new media in a society that is eager for speed, proximity and immediacy. Writing in an accessible and straightforward manner he examines the harm and illusion brought by the invasion of digital devices—from radio to networked smart phones and beyond. He analyzes their all-encompassing impact on society and personal life.

This meticulous diagnosis of new media’s insidious effects — bodily, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual —concludes with a discussion of the ways individuals might limit and counteract the most deleterious of these, with the aim that they might “discover once more the authentically human and spiritual communion that we have lost.”   



1          Invasion

2          When the Medium Replaces the Message

3          The Tyranny of the New Mediators

4          Shrinking Distance and Time

5          The Destruction of Interpersonal Relationships

6          Evil Encounters

7          The Abolition of Private Life

8          The Denial of the Body and Its Effects on Health

9          The Dominance of the Virtual over the Real

10        Mental Disorders

11        Dumbing Down the Mind

12        The Impoverishment of Spiritual Life

13        Prevention and Treatment


            Subject Index

Publication Details:

Binding: Book, 200 pages
ISBN: 9780884654711
Format: 9in x 6in

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780884654278

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780884654285

BISAC Code:  REL049000, SOC057000, TEC003080
Imprint: Printshop of St Job of Pochaev

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