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The Dyophysite Nature of the Internet: Negotiating Authorities within Institutionalized Christianity
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1873-9666
2017 (English)In: Cultural Analysis, ISSN 1537-7873, E-ISSN 1537-7873, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 83-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Is the internet a means for individual empowerment and collective upheaval against oppressive powers, or is it a tool to monitor and control people in the hands of authoritarian rulers? This article addresses the “dyophysite” or what can be called the double nature of internet. That is a dualism that goes back to the origin of internet with its roots simultaneously in American West coast counterculture and the cold war militarism of the 1960s. Within the Christian community, this dualism plays out as the internet is viewed in a paradoxical matter. Even as cyberspace equips evangelicals to connect with other believers, it can introduce Christians to pagan ideas, tempting misbehavior and destructive communities.

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Berkeley, 2017. Vol. 16, no 1, p. 83-100
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Religious Studies
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religionssociologi; digital humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147393OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-147393DiVA, id: diva2:1203220
Available from: 2018-05-02 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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