The Gospel in Cyberspace
Nurturing Faith in the Internet Age
Only seven percent of that which is communicated is done through words. A message is largely expressed through the less tangible elements of sound and images. Global culture has gone from the Age of Print, where intellect, doctrine, and the written word ruled, to the Era of the Media, where communication, connection, and experiential immersion are key.
The Gospel in Cyberspace maps these changes and offers guidance in navigating the new frontier as it relates to the Church. Authors Pierre Babin and Angela Ann Zukowski draw upon their experience in evangelization, catechesis, and media to lead readers through the new technologies. They insist that, while the message will remain the same, the delivery must change if the Church is to reach and retain an audience. To foster this change, they walk the reader through the shifting paradigm of current catechetical practices to the possibilities of evangelizing in the enriched environment of the Internet Age.
Through historical perspective, questions for reflection, and suggestions for implementation, this insightful book blazes into the new millennium, guiding readers to avoid the dangers while taking risks to nurture faith in the Internet Age.