In the past four hundred years a social order, unique in human history, has arisen. The sustainability of technological civilization is assessed by first of all tracing its origins to Francis Bacon’s seminal vision of the role science ought to play in human affairs. The characteristics of the technological system enveloping our lives are then given and a critical appraisal of the promise of technological society is offered. The Christian hope presented by Pope Benedict XVI in his encyclical Spe Salvi is turned to as a way to get back to the basics of business ethics.
"Spe Salvi: Assessing the Aerodynamic Soundness of Our Civilizational Flying Machine,"
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics:
Vol. 1, Article 3.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/jrbe/vol1/iss1/3