Messenger Publications Two New Releases
Maynooth College Reflects on COVID-19: New Realities in Uncertain Times
For the past year, there has been wall-to-wall coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve heard all the medical, economic, political and business viewpoints, insights and data. Now, a new book brings an ethical and religious response. A volume of sixteen essays by members of the theology and philosophy departments of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth explores practical, spiritual and philosophical aspects of the crisis. It also includes a foreword by Archbishop Eamon Martin, who is keen to explore what the crisis is saying about the Church, its identity and mission, its relationship with the State, and about faith in general.
Maynooth College Reflects on COVID-19: New Realities in Uncertain Times edited by Jeremy Corley, Neil Xavier O’Donoghue & Salvador Ryan, with a foreword by Archbishop Eamon Martin is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €9.95/£8.95
Tech Tock’ – is technology a time bomb for humanity?
We’re all very familiar with terms such Zoom, Alexa, WhatsApp these days – but who regulates these apps? It’s great that Twitter chose to block misleading tweets about COVID vaccine. But is our society happy for self-regulation, or should there be Government guidelines & rules? In his pertinent new book, Seán McDonagh says that respect for human rights must be at the heart of new technologies. Karlin Lillington, who has written the foreword to the book calls it …an accessible and thoughtful look at these fascinating, yet disturbing technologies, poised to bring societal change of the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution.
Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs by Séan McDonagh, with a foreword by Karlin Lillington is an accessible and thought-provoking look at the potential of new technology to bring about seismic societal change and a call for discourse and decisions to ensure the best outcomes for humanity. It is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications and prices at €19.95