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Online Christian Churches: Three Case Studies

TitleOnline Christian Churches: Three Case Studies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHutchings, T
JournalAustralian Religious Studies Review
Start Page325

Online churches are Internet-based Christian communities, pursuing worship, proselytism and other ecclesial activities through digital media. This article is based on three case studies of online churches: i-church, the Anglican Cathedral of Second Life, and Church Online. Seven key themes emerge from these case studies and are used here as a framework for comparative analysis: mass appeal, spiritual experience, community, reliance on the familiar, local church attendance, internal control and external oversight.