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From Pokémon go to hashtags: how digital and social media is changing the church

Lewis, Bex (2016) From Pokémon go to hashtags: how digital and social media is changing the church. Religion and the public Sphere (20 Jul 2016). Website.

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Abstract

What impact is social and digital media having on religion? Here Bex Lewis explores its impact on the Church. She finds that as the Church starts engaging its followers online it has become a space to debate issues, connect to others and reach people and, in turn, humanise the Church. Church activities are being taken back out into the online world and Church leaders have taken to digital platforms to speak out on social and political debates from Brexit to international terrorism. Public conversations have always been key for public theology but the Information Age we’re living in means that many of these public conversations will today take place in the digital sphere.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Religion and the Public Sphere
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76497

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