Pastorale sleutels

Understanding the Relationship between Religion Online and Offline in a Networked Society

Heidi A. Campbell This article suggests that religious practice online, rather than simply transforming religion, highlights shifts occurring within broader Western culture. The concept of “networked religion” is introduced as a way to encapsulate how religion functions online and suggests that online religion exemplifies several key social and cultural changes at work in religion in …

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Tweeting God

A practical theological analysis of the communication of Christian motifs on Twitter   Abstract Social media is considered one of the crucial drivers of a rapidly changing world. The continuing and growing influence of social media as an innovative, but also disruptive power can be observed in various fields, in which traditional practices are already …

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(Outo)biografie as teologie

(Auto)biography as theology This article provides a reflection on the relationship between (auto)biography and theology. This reflection is done with reference to, and in honour of the story of Theuns Dreyer. The author positions himself on the theory that the theology develops on a narrative basis and therefore also by way of (auto)biography. The life …

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Narrative Approaches

R.Ruard Ganzevoort In: B. Miller-McLemore (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 214-223. Although in some sense narrative approaches in practical theology have been developed only recently, one could claim that there is a long and intrinsic history of their relationship. Religious practices that form the core material for theological reflection in practical …

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