The Social Church

A Theology of Digital Communication

Author: Justin Wise

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802487467

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Did you know you can read online reviews of your church? How often have you talked about “reaching people where they are”—and realized that much of the time, they are on the Internet? We’ve been living in a digital world for quite a while now. Justin Wise speaks about social media as this generation's printing press—a revolutionary technology that can spread the gospel farther and faster than we can imagine. It’s time to take what we know (and admit what we don’t know) and learn together how to move forward as the church. Are you ready to think theologically about this digital age and reach people in a new way?

New Media Culture: Mediale Phänomene der Netzkultur

Author: Christian Stiegler,Patrick Breitenbach,Thomas Zorbach

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839429072

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Das Netz ist eine Brutstätte für mediale Phänomene wie etwa digitale Realitäten, Avatars, Memes, Selfies, Transmedia Storytelling, Shitstorms, Gamification, Ultra Fandom, Big Data oder hybride Medienformen, die direkten Einfluss auf Gesellschaft, Kultur und Wirtschaft haben. Doch welche Auswirkungen hat die Netzkultur auf unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung von Kommunikation, Arbeitsbedingungen, sozialen Beziehungen, Konsumprodukten und ästhetischen Entwürfen? Dieser Band versammelt grundlegende Annäherungen an die medialen Ausformungen digitaler Kulturen und ermöglicht Studierenden und Lehrenden - aber auch Praktiker_innen - verschiedener Disziplinen, diese zu überdenken, weiterzuspinnen und zu hinterfragen. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Henry Jenkins, Ramón Reichert, Judith Ackermann, Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Stephan Sonnenburg und Roman Rackwitz.

The World and the Word: Making Sense of Social Science in an Age of Conflict, Opposition, and Grace

Second Edition

Author: Dr. Herbert L. Green Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543425623

Category: Social Science

Page: 838

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Jesus very presence as the New Testament age unfolded (1st century A.D.), engendered opposition, created confl ict, while ushering in grace. His ideas were considered radical. Why is this so? The NIV Archeological Study Bible (2005), NIV Student Bible, et al. and corroborating Extra-Biblical evidence provide a context for the Word view about Jesus in Biblical history, and supports aspects of the social and physical sciences in terms of cultural, socio-economic, political, historical, archeological, and philosophical (apologetics) evidence. As the pages of this book unfold, there is an internal consistency with social science and The Bible. However, where such consistency appeared to diverge, this author attempts to fi lter out the noise by applying critical thinking criteria to a Worldview that may not be consistent with the Word view. The goal of this book therefore is to provide some exposition (Greek apologia) of the Word and see how the World fi ts. Born again Christians can be credible scientists and not compromise Gods Word. After thoughtful reading please send refl ective comments to Dr. Herb Green, Jr. at [email protected]

Engage

A Theological Field Education Toolkit

Author: Matthew Floding

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442273518

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Engage offers ministry students and their mentors a wealth of resources for theological field education, in which students begin practicing ministry in a supervised setting. With coaching from experts in the field, the book addresses all facets of ministry and themes such as race and gender in a variety of contexts—from churches to non-profits.

Liquid Scripture

The Bible in a Digital World

Author: Jeffrey S. Siker

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506407870

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The electronic Bible is here to stay‒‒packaged in software on personal computers, available as apps on tablets and cell phones. Increasingly, students look at glowing screens to consult the Bible in class, and congregants do the same in Bible study and worship. Jeffrey S. Siker asks, what difference does it make to our experience of Scripture if we no longer hold a book in our hands, if we again “scroll” through Scripture? How does the “flow” of electronic Scripture change our perception of the Bible’s authority and significance? Siker discusses the difference made when early Christians adopted the codex rather than the scroll and Gutenberg began the mass production of printed Bibles. He also reviews the latest research on how the reading brain processes digital texts and how churches use digital Bibles, including American Bible Society research and his own surveys of church leaders. Siker asks, does the proliferation of electronic translations reduce the perceived seriousness of Scripture? Does it promote an individualistic response to the Bible? How does the change from a physical Bible affect liturgical practice? His synthesis of the advantages and risks of the digitized Bible merit serious reflection in classrooms and churches alike.

Connected Toward Communion

The Church and Social Communication in the Digital Age

Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814682456

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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We are living in a cultural shift: digital communication has reshaped the way we interact with one another, form and maintain relationships, and gain knowledge and understanding. How might we go about communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ in the midst of these changes to an emerging culture shaped by digital media? This question addresses the whole church, from the baptized faithful to pastoral ministers and the institutional structures that serve the church locally and globally.In Connected toward Communion, Daniella Zsupan-Jerome traces the Roman Catholic Church’s contemporary thought and practice of social communication, from Inter Mirifica of the Second Vatican Council to the church's approach to communicating faith through social networking today. Throughout, a key question forms a common thread: how might we form pastoral ministers today for serving the church in the digital age and beyond?

Religion und Öffentlichkeit

Author: Eduardo Mendieta,Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518763407

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Lange Zeit hatte es den Anschein, als sei die Säkularisierung, also die schwindende Bedeutung des Religiösen, ein ebenso stabiler gesellschaftlicher Trend wie die Individualisierung und die Globalisierung. Doch spätestens seit dem 11. September erleben wir eine Renaissance der Religionen: Die Debatten um Kruzifixe in Schulen, die mediale Hysterie nach der Wahl Papst Benedikts XVI. und den Islam in Europa zwingen uns nun, die Bedeutung von Begriffen wie religiös und säkular und die öffentliche Rolle der Religion zu überdenken. Zu diesem Zweck fand im Oktober 2009 in New York eine Art Gipfeltreffen der Philosophie statt, an dem mit Judith Butler, Craig Calhoun, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor und Cornel West fünf der wichtigsten Denkerinnen und Denker der Gegenwart teilnahmen. Dieser Band dokumentiert die Beiträge des Symposiums sowie die anschließende Diskussion.

Der Spiegel der einfachen Seelen

Mystik der Freiheit

Author: Marguerite Porete

Publisher: marixverlag

ISBN: 3843801932

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"Ein spiritueller und zeitkritischer Bestseller". Irmgard Kampmann Am 1. Juni 1310 wird Marguerite Porete mitten in Paris bei lebendigen Leib verbrannt - zusammen mit ihrem Buch, das die heilige Inquisition in Aufruhr versetzt hatte. Der grausame Feuertod der nordfranzösischen Begine konnte allerdings nicht verhindern, dass "Der Spiegel der einfachen Seelen" über Jahrhunderte hinweg ein Bestseller wurde. In mehreren Sprachen fand er anonym in ganz Europa Verbreitung und übte einen kaum zu überschätzenden Einfluss auf das religiöse Denken weit über ihre Zeit hinaus aus. Meister Eckhart etwa ist erkennbar von diesem Buch inspiriert. Was war so gefährlich an der Schrift dieser frommen Begine? Den religiösen Zwängen ihrer Zeit setzt Marguerite Porete eine schier unerhörte Mystik der Freiheit entgegen! Der von Gottes Liebe ganz durchdrungene Mensch braucht sich weder um Tugenden noch um Bußübungen, Messen, Predigten usw. zu kümmern! Der Atem der Freiheit durchdringt dieses Buch, und so manche kühne These der Reformation nimmt Marguerite Porte wörtlich vorweg. Erst im 20. Jahrhundert gelang der Forschung der Nachweis, dass Marguerite Porete die Autorin des "Spiegels der einfachen Seelen" ist. Eines der bedeutendsten Werke der Frauenmystik des Mittelalters liegt nun in einer neuen deutschen Übersetzung vor. Für alle an der Geschichte des Mittelalters, an der abendländischen Mystik, an der Befreiungsgeschichte der Frau Interessierte ist dieses einzigartige Werk nun neu erschlossen. Neu übersetzt aus dem Altfranzösischen von Bruno Kern.

Cybertheology

Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet

Author: Antonio Spadaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0823256995

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 137

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This book, written by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., the Editor of La Civiltà Cattolica, has been translated by Maria Way, who specializes in topics relating to media and religion. The author suggests that since 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. To develop this theme, he uses the term 'Cybertheology'. Through the theoretical works of a variety of authors, e.g., Marshall McLuhan, Peter Lévy and Teilhard de Chardin, he associates the concepts of theology with theories that have been expounded on the internet. His sources come from media studies and anthropology, as well as theology. Spadaro also considers the hacker ethic in relation to Cybertheology. How has the internet changed our notion of theology? Has the internet had similar effects on the thinking of Christianity that were experienced after the development of other media technologies? The book aims to clarify just how thinking has changed or remained the same in an era which is often seen as one in which the media's changes have speeded up. It considers both the positives and negatives that may be associated with the internet in relation to Christianity and its theology.

Tweet If You [Heart] Jesus

Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation

Author: Elizabeth Drescher

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819224521

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Churches everywhere are scrambling to get linked with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. But are they ready for the Digital Reformation: the dramatic global shift in the nature of faith, social consciousness and relationship that these digital social media have ushered in? Tweet If You ? Jesus brings the wisdom of ancient and medieval Christianity into conversation with contemporary theories of cultural change and the realities of social media, all to help churches navigate a landscape where faith, leadership and community have taken on new meanings.

Human Significance in Theology and the Natural Sciences

An Ecumenical Perspective with Reference to Pannenberg, Rahner, and Zizioulas

Author: Christopher L. Fisher

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189231X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The medieval worldview that regarded human beings as at the center of God's plans for His universe has long been regarded as obsolete; its synthesis of Christian theology and Greek philosophy having collapsed under the weight of Copernicus, Galileo, and Darwin. The popular stereotype is that Science, both in the Copernican revolution that dethroned the earth-centered view of the cosmos and in subsequent developments in evolutionary theory and general relativity, has marginalized and trivialized human existence, revealing humanity's place in the cosmos to be accidental, peripheral, and ultimately meaningless. However, an investigation into both modern Christian theology and contemporary twenty-first century Science reveals just the opposite, providing solid evidence in the interdisciplinary dialogue concerning the significance of humanity within the universe. In this important study, Christopher Fisher analyzes several modern theologians, including Wolfhart Pannenberg, Karl Rahner, and John Zizioulas, to reveal how contemporary ecumenical theology is deeply and intrinsically committed to a high view of human cosmic significance as a consequence of Christianity's indelible Trinitarian and incarnational faith. Fisher then demonstrates how research in contemporary natural Science confirms this finding in its own way, as recent primate intelligence studies, artificial intelligence research, and even the quest for extra-terrestrial intelligence reveal the wonder of human uniqueness. A contemporary version of the teleological argument also resurfaces in consideration of cosmic evolutionary perspectives on human existence. Even ecological concerns take on a new poignancy with the realization that, among material creatures, only human beings are capable of addressing the world's situation. This interdisciplinary study uncovers the surprising coherence and convergence of Christian Theology and Natural Science on the subject of human existence and significance here at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and it highlights the very unique role of humanity in global and cosmic history.

The emerging electronic church

a theological critique on the church encountering computer, television, and cyber world

Author: John Edappilly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788170862901

Category: Communication

Page: 325

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TheoMedia

The Media of God and the Digital Age

Author: Andrew Byers

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718842642

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This book is a hermeneutical project in the church’s wider efforts of trying to understand the technological mediascape of the twenty-first century. The purpose is not to offer a how-to guidebook to help churches incorporate communications technology into their worship and witness. Byers provides something more foundational, the beginnings of a way of constructing a theological frame of reference for understanding and appropriating media in the digital age and in the ages to come.

Ich muss verrückt sein, so zu leben

Kompromisslose Experimente in Sachen Nächstenliebe

Author: Shane Claiborne

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"Man hatte mir beigebracht, was man als Christ glaubt. Aber niemand hatte mir gezeigt, wie man als Christ lebt." Wie lebt man als Christ? Diese Frage führt Shane Claiborne auf ungewöhnliche Wege. Er reist nach Kalkutta und begleitet Mutter Teresa zu den Ärmsten der Armen - und dort begegnet er Gott auf ganz neue Weise. Seine "Bekehrung zur radikalen Nachfolge" ruiniert seine beruflichen Pläne, führt ihn in die Innenstadtghettos an die Seite der Vergessenen der Wohlstandsgesellschaft und zu Beginn des Irakkriegs 2003 als Friedensaktivist nach Bagdad. Der "Extremist der Nächstenliebe" erzählt eine Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Kreativität und eines Glaubens, der durch kleine Taten der Liebe die Welt verändert.

Beyond Cutting Edge?

Yoder, Technology, and the Practices of the Church

Author: Paul C. Heidebrecht

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873381

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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A quick scan of any newsstand is enough to confirm the widespread preoccupation with technological change. As a myriad of articles and advertisements demonstrate, not only are we preoccupied with technology, but we are bombarded with numerous reminders that the cutting edge is in constant motion. Most often the underlying assumption of Christians is that we have no choice but to find ways to cope with the latest and greatest. Indeed, it is often assumed that the church has no choice but to find ways to cope with its new technological context. This book does not make the same assumptions. Building on the work of Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, it argues that the practices of the church make it possible for Christians to conscientiously engage technology. This happens when we recognize that marks of the church such as patience, vulnerability, and servanthood can put technological ideals such as speed, control, and efficiency in their proper place. In the course of grappling with three examples of morally formative technologies--automobiles, genetically modified food, and the Internet--this book goes beyond Yoder's thought by emphasizing that the church also plays a crucial role in our moral formation.

"Ergo perit coelum--"

die Supernova des Jahres 1572 und die Überwindung der aristotelischen Kosmologie

Author: Michael Weichenhan

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515083744

Category: History

Page: 688

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In der traditionellen Kosmologie galt seit Aristoteles der Himmel als unver�nderlich. Die Erscheinung eines neuen Sterns 1572 und der Kometen nach 1577 erschuetterten diese Gewi�heit. Auf Grund pr�ziser Beobachtungen und Berechnungen gelang der Nachweis, da� die Region oberhalb des Mondes im Gegensatz zur Kosmologie des Aristoteles ver�nderlich ist. Das letzte Drittel des 16. Jahrhunderts erweist sich demnach astronomiegeschichtlich nicht allein von der allm�hlichen Rezeption des heliostatischen Weltsystems gepr�gt, sondern st�rker noch von den Interpretationen �neuer� Erscheinungen am Himmel. Der Band zeichnet die Geschichte der Auffassungen von der Unver�nderlichkeit des Himmels seit Aristoteles nach, diskutiert einzelne traditionelle Alternativen und zeigt, in welch unterschiedlichen Kontexten die neuen Objekte des Himmels interpretiert wurden. Indem neben astronomischen und philosophischen Konzeptionen auch astrologische und theologische Vorstellungen thematisiert werden, entsteht ein Bild der Genese neuzeitlicher wissenschaftlicher Kosmologie, das deren Facettenreichtum zur Geltung bringt. �W.s Werk, das mit dem in dieser Weise exponierten Brahe um einen eigenen Helden kreist, ist von stupender Gelehrsamkeit. Der begrenzende Untertitel verstellt den Blick dafuer, dass hier ueber weite Strecken eine Einfuehrung in die astronomische Diskussion des Mittelalters und der Fruehen Neuzeit gegeben und ein Entwurf zum Verstz�ndnis ihrer Entwicklung geboten wird. [�] Aber das ist nur ein h�chst willkommener Nebeneffekt einer Dissertation, die vorbehaltlos als Opus magnum anzusprechen ist.� Theologische Literaturzeitung .

Krise der Printmedien: Eine Krise des Journalismus?

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110231085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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The future of journalism as seen from various perspectives is the subject of the essays in this volume: the training of journalists, media companies as social organisations, journalists and their commitment to a professional code of conduct, journalism and the traditional media business model.

Das Wesen des Christentums

sechzehn Vorlesungen vor Studierenden aller Fakultäten im Wintersemester 1899/1900 an der Universität Berlin

Author: Adolf von Harnack

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161517280

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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English summary: Adolf von Harnack's university-wide lecture on the essence of Christianity was held in Berlin in the winter semester of 1899/1900. This work contains the text of the last edition in 1929 which Harnack himself oversaw as well as an appendix with significant, previously unnoticed texts associated with these lectures and some material from Harnack's unpublished works. The afterword describes the significance of this work within Harnack's entire works and explains its importance for current debates.Claus-Dieter Osthovener, the editor, offers a critical edition that includes a long appendix with notes, manuscript details prefaces to various early editions, and most importantly, a comprehensive subject index. International Review of Biblical Studies 51 (2004), No. 2488 German description: Adolf von Harnacks Vorlesung uber das Wesen des Christentums wurde im Wintersemester 1899/1900 fur Horer aller Fakultaten in Berlin vorgetragen. In ihrer Verbindung von luzider Darstellung, wissenschaftlicher Reflektiertheit und historisch fundierter Modernitat gehort sie zu den Grundschriften der neuzeitlichen Theologie. Die hier vorgelegte Edition bietet den Text der letzten von Harnack betreuten Ausgabe dieser erfolgreichen Schrift aus dem Jahre 1929. Hinzu kommt ein Anhang mit wichtigen, bislang wenig beachteten Texten aus dem Umfeld der Vorlesungen sowie mit einigen Materialien aus dem Nachlass Harnacks, die hier erstmals veroffentlicht werden. Die Anmerkungen des Herausgebers schlusseln Anspielungen und Zitate auf und liefern Querverweise auf das ubrige Werk. In einem Nachwort wird die Bedeutung dieser Schrift innerhalb des Gesamtwerks Harnacks und der zeitgenossischen Diskussionslage nachgezeichnet. Detaillierte Namen- und Sachregister erleichtern die Erschliessung des Textes.