Insights from Christian anthropology for a water-related technoethics

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The personal dimension of the divine creation, the creation of a human being as the image of God and its consequences, particularly the constitution of mankind as ‘lord’ of the rest of creation with the duty of manifesting Love in this lordship, and finally the total inclusion of the material dimension of creation in the original divine design, can be seen as the main points to consider to establish biblical guidelines for a water-related technoethics. The relevance of these aspects in the modern and postmodern paradigms is discussed, pointing to the causes of the negative modern crisis, and proposing an integration between the concepts of natural, cultural and artificial (‘artificial water’) in order to improve the use of water as a common good for the whole of humanity.

Keywords: Christian anthropology, Creation, Image of God, Redemption, Technoethics, Technology

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