Exploring Religious Community Online: We Are One in the Network

Exploring Religious Community Online: We Are One in the Network

by Heidi Campbell
     
 

Exploring Religious Community Online is the first comprehensive study of the development and implications of online communities for religious groups. This book investigates religious community online by examining how Christian communities have adopted internet technologies, and looks at how these online practices pose new challenges to offline religious

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Exploring Religious Community Online is the first comprehensive study of the development and implications of online communities for religious groups. This book investigates religious community online by examining how Christian communities have adopted internet technologies, and looks at how these online practices pose new challenges to offline religious community and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820471051
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Digital Formations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Understanding the Internet and cyberspace1
Ch. 2The Internet as a social network : community online25
Ch. 3The Internet as a spiritual network : spirituality and religion online53
Ch. 4Story-formed community online : identity narratives in cyberspace75
Ch. 5Communicating online : creating community through email107
Ch. 6Connecting online and offline community127
Ch. 7On being the church online : reflections on online religious community151
Ch. 8We are one in the network : understanding religious community online173

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