Online christian churches: three case studies
2010 (English)In: Australian Religion Studies Review, ISSN 1031-2943, Vol. 23, no 3, 243-260 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Online churches are Internet-based Christian communities, pursuing worship, proselytism and other ecclesial activities through digital media. This article is based on three case studies of online churches: i-church, the Anglican Cathedral of Second Life, and LifeChurch.tv Church Online. Seven key themes emerge from these case studies and are used here as a framework for comparative analysis: mass appeal, spiritual experience, community, reliance on the familiar, local church attendance, internal control and external oversight.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Equinox Publishing, 2010. Vol. 23, no 3, 243-260 p.
religion, online, christianity, digital
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39766OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39766DiVA: diva2:395690