Margaret Mead, internationally renowned anthropologist from the United States, presents the Church and Society report at the Central Committee meeting of the World Council of Churches during its annual meeting in Canterbury, England. Mead called for a study on the future of human society shaped by technology. She told the churchmen that it had been their tendency to "regard every invention before the life of Jesus Christ as the work of God" (the sail, the wheel, the plow, etc.) and to regard all subsequent inventions as inspired by the devil. (Date unknown.)

Margaret Mead, internationally renowned anthropologist from the United States, presents the Church and Society report at the Central Committee meeting of the World Council of Churches during its annual meeting in Canterbury, England. Mead called for a study on the future of human society shaped by technology. She told the churchmen that it had been their tendency to “regard every invention before the life of Jesus Christ as the work of God” (the sail, the wheel, the plow, etc.) and to regard all subsequent inventions as inspired by the devil. (Date unknown.) Religion News Service file photo

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