9781138060005-1138060003-@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series)

@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series)

ISBN-13: 9781138060005
ISBN-10: 1138060003
Edition: 1
Author: Berger, Teresa
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardcover 162 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138060005
ISBN-10: 1138060003
Edition: 1
Author: Berger, Teresa
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardcover 162 pages

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Acknowledged authors Berger, Teresa wrote @ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series) comprising 162 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1138060003 and 9781138060005. Since then @ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A host of both very old and entirely new liturgical practices have arisen in digital mediation, from the live-streaming of worship services and "pray-as-you-go" apps, to digital prayer chapels, virtual choirs and online pilgrimages. Cyberspace now even hosts communities of faith that exist entirely online. These digitally mediated liturgical practices raise challenging questions: Are worshippers in an online chapel really a community at prayer? Do avatars that receive digital bread and wine receive communion? @ Worship proposes a nuanced response to these sometimes contentious issues, rooted in familiarity with, and sustained attention to, actual online practices.

Four major thematic lines of inquiry form the structure of the book. After an introductory chapter the following chapters look at digital presence, virtual bodies, and online participation; ecclesial communities in cyberspace; digital materiality, visuality, and soundscapes; and finally the issues of sacramental mediation online. A concluding chapter brings together the insights from the previous chapters and maps a way forward for reflections on digitally mediated liturgical practices.

@ Worship is the first monograph dedicated to exploring online liturgical practices that have emerged since the introduction of Web 2.0. Bringing together the scholarly tools and insights of liturgical studies, constructive theology and digital media theories, it is vital reading for scholars of Theology and Religion with as well as Sociology and Digital Culture more generally.

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