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Web 2.0. Reti di relazione

Antonio Spadaro, Web 2.0. Reti di relazione, Milano, Paoline, 2010, pp. 168.

Le comunicazioni si fanno rapide e semplici e le possibilità di essere informati e di relazionarsi si moltiplicano. Come orientarsi in questo universo sempre più complesso? Nel libro l’autore offre una analisi dei singoli fenomeni comunicativi, definendone la tipologia, descrivendone la storia e lo sviluppo, sottolineandone le opportunità, che interpellano educatori, insegnanti e pastori, senza tuttavia tacere i limiti e le minacce.

Accogliere come una grande risorsa, e dunque con atteggiamento positivo, gli strumenti di informazione e relazione che la Rete sviluppa, significa suggerire un approccio in termini educativi che può aiutare a scegliere, selezionare e utilizzare con coraggio e intelligenza. (dalla presentazione editoriale)


The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada, but international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Ciberteologia. Journal of Theology & Culture

Ciberteologia is a theology and culture electronic journal. It means a resolute option to intensify a process always present in this Publishing House: improving more and more the dialogue with the new media in the complex mission of communication in the globalized world. In order to accomplish that, adding to the efforts of other sector of Paulinas Net, the Publishing House decided to invest in the cyberspace, yielding to the indication that this too is a field “where people may move and meet and where social communication and political will are also built up.”

As is suggested by the title chosen for our Journal, we understand that theological thought, whether in the academic research field or in the challenge of critically reflecting on Christian praxis, urgently needs to find its place in the information era in order not to be taking in tow by the new cybernetic techniques.

Journal of Technology, Theology, and Religion

Theologians and theorists interested in religion are beginning to address technology on their own terms as a community-enabling tool. Community has surfaced through a variety of different dimensions, including online church opportunities, digitized diaspora, and the application of diverse modes of theological criticism to new technologies. JTTR‘s articles in the first six months will reflect popular interests among theologians such as virtual church, Facebook, cyborgs, and identity formation through cyberspace. JTTR invites submissions on these and related topics, such as faith and video games, global connectedness and religious communities, online pedagogies and religious education, divisions created by technology use, religious attitudes toward technological innovation, ecology and sustainability, nanotechnology, genetic technology, and more.

Interview: Religions in the cyber-world


Resources and links by Debbie Herring has been created by my friend Debbie Herring. It’s intended as a resource for those interested in the study of theology in cyberspace, theology of cyberspace and theology for cyberspace.

You’ll find collections of links under each of these headings. There’s also a section of links concerned with research method in this environment. There are links to some of her own lectures, essays and articles on cybertheology, and a personal page. She has been a bit slow updating of late, but she is working on it! :-)