Cybertheology

Author: Antonio Spadaro
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823257029
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Because the Internet has changed and is changing the ways in which we think and act, it must also be changing the ways in which we think Christianity and its theology. Cybertheology is the first book to explore this process from a Catholic point of view. Drawing on the theoretical work of authors such as Marshall McLuhan, Peter Levy, and Teilhard de Chardin, it questions how technologies redefine not only the ways in which we do things but also our being and therefore the way we perceive reality, the world, others, and God. “Does the digital revolution affect faith in any sense?” Spadaro asks. His answer is an emphatic Yes. But how, then, are we to live well in the age of the Internet? Spadaro delves deeply into various dimensions of the impact of the Net on the Church and its organization, on our understanding of revelation, grace, liturgy, the sacraments, and other classical theological themes. He rightly points out that the digital environment is not merely an external instrument that facilitates human communication or a purely virtual world, but part of the daily experience of many people, a new “anthropological space” that is reshaping the way we think, know, and express ourselves. Naturally, this calls for a new understanding of faith so that it makes sense to people who live and work in the digital media environment. In developing the notion of cybertheology, Spadaro seeks to propose an intelligence of faith (intellectus fidei) in the era of the Internet. The book’s chapters include reflections on man the decoder and the search engines of God, networked existence and the mystical body, hacker ethics and Christian vision, sacraments and “virtual presence,” and the theological challenges of collective intelligence.

Cyberspace Cyberethics Cybertheology

Author: Erik Borgman
Editor: SCM Press
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An international journal of theology; a catholic journal in the widest sense: rooted in Roman Catholicism yet open to other Christian traditions and the worlds faiths. Promotes discussion in the spirit of Vatican II. Annual subscriptions available.

Spirituality In The Selfie Culture Of Instagram

Author: Petra P. Sebek
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532673167
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This explorative study of personal spiritual expressions on Instagram generated important data in relation to the emerging field of cyberspirituality and showed the need for further development and research. The book reveals several forms of spirituality present on Instagram, mainly belonging to secular spirituality. Many spiritual practices emerged in posts from all over the world, demonstrated through photography as spiritual practice. The Internet—and social media in particular—present an opportunity for individuals and communities to develop spiritual narrative when communicating online, especially with young people who are more likely to express themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Spiritual authenticity on social media, as a part of building spiritual capital, is an important step.

Teaching Theology In A Technological Age

Author: Yvette Debergue
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144388670X
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The iGeneration has learned to adapt rapidly to technological change. Tech-savvy students multi-task with consummate ease, accessing email on smart-phones, researching assignments on tablets, reading a book on Kindle, while drinking a flat white and listening to iTunes in the background. How does the tertiary educational curriculum meet the learning needs of students whose attention transitions rapidly between mediums and messages? The complexity and pace of modern technological change has left the theological educational sector gasping, as it struggles to devise pedagogically engaging online distance learning materials in traditional disciplines and teach units with significant relational and pastoral components. The technological benefits are vast, the instant availability of information unprecedented, and the opportunities to provide theological education to groups marginalised by the tyranny of distance and time enormous. How should the theological sector address these challenges and opportunities? Although the benefits are massive, the media is replete with stories of the casualties of technological change, including cyber-bullying, internet predators, the psychic damage from trolls, addiction to gaming, and issues of body image, among others. How should the theological sector, drawing upon its scriptural and teaching heritage, come to grips with the deficits spawned by the technological revolution? What is the theological, pastoral, social and pedagogic responsibility of theology teachers in nurturing this new generation? Teaching Theology in a Technological Age draws together in an inspiring volume a series of cutting-edge essays from Australian, New Zealand and South African scholars on the learning and teaching of theology in a digital age.

Religion And Technology In The 21st Century Faith In The E World

Author: George, Susan Ella
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591407168
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"This book examines the unique synergy between religion and technology, and explores the many ways that technology is shaping religious expression, as well as ways that religion is coming to influence technology"--Provided by publisher.

Cyberspace Cyberethics Cybertheology

Author: Erik Borgman
Editor: SCM Press
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An international journal of theology; a catholic journal in the widest sense: rooted in Roman Catholicism yet open to other Christian traditions and the worlds faiths. Promotes discussion in the spirit of Vatican II. Annual subscriptions available.

The Interplay Between Scientific And Theological Worldviews

Author: Niels Henrik Gregersen
Editor: Labor et Fides
ISBN: 9782830909388
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Cyber Worship In Multifaith Perspectives

Author: Mohamed Taher
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Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives, as is implied by its name, explores worship (i.e., Prayer, Praise, Scripture, Sacrament, Rituals, Confessions, Eucharist, Rites, Pilgrimages, Reflection, Contemplation, etc.) on the Internet. It is not an "everything you need to know" guide about the subjects of faith and belief, religions-online, religions on the Net, or religions in cyberspace. Rather, it is a book about religious and spiritual experience under the rubric, cyber worship, which is the variety of ways religious devotion is performed and carried out on the Internet. The term 'Cyber Worship' is a catchall phrase, which includes variants such as online worship, virtual worship, electronic prayer, cyber puja, cyber synagogue, and so on. Dr. Mohamed Taher has thus assembled a quick reference for two groups: those communities that are involved in Cyber Worship and business Webs that collaborate in sustaining wired environments. As such, this book provides an interesting and current perspective on a practice that will continue to grow in the future.

Dance Consumerism And Spirituality

Author: C. Walter
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137460334
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Dance has proliferated in movies, television, Internet, and retail spaces while the spiritual power of dance has also been linked with mass consumption. Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance.

Communication In Theological Education

Author: Michael Traber
Editor: ISPCK
ISBN: 9788172148393
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Papers presented at the Consultation of Theological Educators and Communication Specialists, held at Bangalore in August 2003.

What If

Author: Paolo Soleri
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Including 35 previously unpublished essays, What If? represents the mature thought of one of the 20th centurys most provocative architects. Accompanying the text is an extensive four-color commentary by the author that expands on, and often challenges, his arguments. A detailed glossary explores such essential Soleri concepts as miniaturization, frugality, esthequity, and the much-discussed Urban Effect.

Theories Of The New Media

Author: John Thornton Caldwell
Editor: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780485300918
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Presenting an analysis of the cultural impact of new technologies, this text anchors contemporary dicusssions of the digital future within a firm critical tradition of the media-arts, society and culture.

Christianity In Crisis

Author: Jon Sobrino
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Concilium has long been a household-name for cutting-edge critical and constructive theological thinking. Past contributors include leading Catholic scholars such as Hans KÃ1/4ng, Gregory Baum and Edward Schillebeeckx, and the editors of the review belong to the international "who's who" in the world of contemporary theology. Published five times a year, each issue reflects a deep knowledge and scholarship presented in a highly readable style, and each issue offers a wide variety of viewpoints from leading thinkers from all over the world.

Hunger Bread And Eucharist

Author: Christophe Boureux
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Concilium has long been a household-name for cutting-edge critical and constructive theological thinking. Past contributors include leading Catholic scholars such as Hans Küng, Gregory Baum and Edward Schillebeeckx, and the editors of the review belong to the international "who's who" in the world of contemporary theology. Published five times a year, each issue reflects a deep knowledge and scholarship presented in a highly readable style, and each issue offers a wide variety of viewpoints from leading thinkers from all over the world.

Seasons In Theology

Author: C. W. Du Toit
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Friending God

Author: Antonio Spadaro
Editor: Church at the Crossroad
ISBN: 9780824522148
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Understanding the new coordinates of cyberspace, community and faith. Who am I online? Are cyber-friendships real? The internet has become an existentially new reality of our lives. It stirs questions about who we are as people, and what we long for in the depths of our souls. Jesuit Antonio Spadaro is one of Pope Francis’ close advisors on social media and cybertheology. He offers here clear, and simple principles to understand the spirituality of the internet, its promise and peril. We the people of the 21st century are creatures of the World Wide Web, always online, always connected, always communicating. And we--like all others throughout history--have created this technology in our own image, which gives this creation of ours a spiritual dimension as well. The Church knows the truth of this well, and it has known for a long time. This book offers an accessible introduction to a profound understanding of how we can use social media in ways that make us more whole, and fulfill our deeper desires of social connection. Everyone who wants to give a spiritual dimension to their life, and uses the internet must read this book.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
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Designing News

Author: Francesco Franchi
Editor: Die Gestalten Verlag
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Francesco Franchi's perceptive book about the future of the news and media industries in our digital age.