Borgmann lucidly explicates the occluding nature of technology in this brief treatise. He argues that the possibility of a rich public life of celebration and personal life of focal practices are hidden by the disengaging nature of technology, and thereby stips life of fundamental meaning. In this way, technology is not value-neutral, but neither is it inevitable. Commodification has made a promise of liberation that it is unable to keep. But there are contingent aspects of social and political life that remain open to fundamental choices, which can lead us to engagement with our reality. It is these contingent areas that the concept of grace, informed by Christian concepts of the Eucharist and the Word of God, can penetrate and bring meaning. For Borgmann, the force of Christianity's salvific message is less a "soteriological imperialism" and more a postmodern version of liberation theology, which will turn off more conservative readers. But in its major thesis, it is a signficant addition to the field. Technology is revealed as a moral issue with implications of disengagement and loss of meaning, and Borgmann has taken a strong step forward toward a solution.