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Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture

Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture


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The Theological Implications of Digital Culture

This informed theology of communication and media analyzes how we consume new media and technologies and discusses the impact on our social and religious lives. Combining expertise in religion online, theology, and technology, the authors synthesize scholarly work on religion and the internet for a nonspecialist audience. They show that both media studies and theology offer important resources for helping Christians engage in a thoughtful and faith-based critical evaluation of the effect of new media technologies on society, our lives, and the church.

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ISBN-13: 9780801049149
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Series: Engaging Culture
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Heidi A. Campbell (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of communication at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

Stephen Garner (PhD, University of Auckland) is academic dean and senior lecturer in theology at Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand. He holds an MSc in computer science and previously worked in the information technology sector. He speaks frequently on technology and new media.

Table of Contents

Introduction: When New Media Meets Faith
1. Theology of Technology 101: Understanding the Relationship between Theology and Technology
2. New Media Theory 101: Understanding New Media and the Network Society
3. Networked Religion: Considering How Faith Is Lived in a Network Society
4. Merging the Network with Theology: Who Is My Neighbor in Digital Culture?
5. Developing a Faith-Based Community Response to New Media
6. Engaging Appropriately with Technology and Media

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