Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

4-2020

Journal Title or Book Title

The Distanced Church: Reflections on doing Church Online

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Publisher's PDF

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Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

DOI

10.21423/distancedchurch

Abstract

In March/April 2020 most churches around the world have been forced to close their doors due to the need for social distancing and local lock-downs in order to fight off the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The result was traditional churches had to make an unplanned and swift transition towards technologically-driven forms of gathering. Many church leaders felt out of their comfort zone, while experimenting with doing church online. At the same time, scholars and theologians began studying this new trends in how churches perform worship online. “The Distanced Church” brings together religious leaders and scholar in conversation in this eBook where each group and offer reflection on lessons learned, answer questions that have been raised, and present insights gleaned from researching religion online. Contributors to this eBook come from ten different countries—within North America, Europe, and the Antipodes—and represent 12 different Christian denominations including Mainline, Catholic, and Nondenominational churches.

Related Pillar(s)

Study, Service, Spirituality

Comments

The DOI listed is for the full book, not just the book chapter.

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