The Church as a Family in the Era of Social Media

Iriabe, Solomon Osarodion (2021) The Church as a Family in the Era of Social Media. Masters thesis, Hekima University College.

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Social media has brought massive improvement in the way we communicate in society and in the church. Its importance in society is one that cannot be overlooked or underestimated. Social media is changing the landscape of communication, and these changes are felt in the family and in the church as well. The era of social media comes with its own dynamics and therefore influences how information flows within society, the family and the church. Technology is a very important aspect in society and has great influence in society. Social media an important component of technology highlight how information flow is perceived in the space of social media. It is safe to say that it is a new era of communication. The model of the church as a family takes center stage as we see that this era of social media changes the understanding of the church as a family, and how the church responds to these changes and dynamics that come with social media becomes paramount. Themes such as human dignity, reconciliation, dialogue are key components in the family. Therefore the way the church and the family engages these themes in social media is very important in a way that it does not lessen the importance of face to face interaction, but rather becomes a new way of information flow. The purpose of this study was to see how the church can theologically engage in the dynamics that social media brings to the church as a family. To be able to do this, a hermeneutical approach was used for this thesis; to enable us understands the thinking of the church as regards the model of the church as a family and social media. Key findings were made and areas of further research were proposed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: Afro-Christiana
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 02 May 2024 13:57
Last Modified: 02 May 2024 13:57

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