COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION IN DIGITAL RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE IN NIGERIA, GHANA AND CAMEROON
Article by Innocent Chiluwa (Covenant University, Nigeria)
This study examines how African Christianity is negotiated and practised on the Internet. The main objectives are to investigate to what extent online worshippers in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon constitute (online) communities and how interactive the social networks of the churches are. This study shows that some important criteria for community are met by African digital worshippers.| Read More >>
STUDENTS’ SPIRALLING SILENCE AND WILLINGNESS TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES: AN EXPLORATION OF THE MEDIA’S ROLE IN STIGMATIZING RELIGION.
Article by Mariam Alkazemi (University of Florida, USA)
The spiral of silence effect describes individuals’ tendency to silence minority opinions, whilst using the media to gauge majority opinion. The current study applies this concept to further the current understanding of communication as it applies to religion.| Read More >>
VOLUME TWO, ISSUE TWO: REVIEW – DYING, DEATH AND GRIEF IN AN ONLINE UNIVERSE, ED. CARLA SOFKA, ILLENE CUPIT AND KATHLEEN GILBERTNovember 3, 2013 4:38 pm | Reviews
DYING, DEATH AND GRIEF IN AN ONLINE UNIVERSE, EDITED BY CARLA SOFKA, ILLENE CUPIT AND KATHLEEN GILBERT (SPRINGER, 2012). REVIEW BY ELAINE KASKET.
“This book makes clear just how much and in how many ways the digital age ‘affects and is affected by our mortal concerns’.”
EVANGELISM IN THE INVENTIVE AGE, BY DOUG PAGITT (SPARK HOUSE, 2012). REVIEW BY JOANNE COX.
“Evangelism in the Inventive Age is a short and provocative book about evangelism today – but Pagitt appears to be naïve to the fact that he is speaking out of a very specific American context.”
“FROM THE GARDEN TO THE CITY”, BY JOHN DYER (KREGEL, 2011).
REVIEW BY ADAM GRABER.
“The book ambitiously covers the Bible’s narrative from beginning to end with the goal of helping readers understand what the Bible might have to say about technology.”