Digitalni svijet kao novo područje (evanđeoskog) naviještanja [The Digital World as a New Area of (Gospel) Proclamation]

Novak, Krunoslav and Uldrijan, Ivan (2020) Digitalni svijet kao novo područje (evanđeoskog) naviještanja [The Digital World as a New Area of (Gospel) Proclamation]. Bogoslovska smotra, 90 (3). pp. 699-715. ISSN 1848-9648

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The presence of the contemporary human being in virtual space of digital media and social networks necessarily also implies active inclusion of the Church in the »digital world« as an area of new proclamation. Starting from that fact, in this article the authors analyse some postulates of so‑called digital anthropology, discuss characteristics of the proclamation of faith, and compare them with characteristics of the digital environment, while reflecting on possibilities of communication in the virtual environment. Given the fact that dynamics of proclamation in the »digital world« has characteristics of missionary activity of the Church, the question of inculturation is raised – possibility of forming a new culture – as well as ways in which it might be possible to transmit existing contents on the digital platform. Since – as Pope Francis writes – the revolution that is taking place in information‑communication technologies »represents a great and exciting challenge that demands fresh energies and new imagination in transmitting the beauty of God to others«, the article also points out the importance of media literacy as a key skill for finding one’s way in the digital environment. This skill is equally necessary for pastoral workers and the faithful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Media, Digital Anthropology, Social Networks
Subjects: B Mission theology/theory > Evangelism/Proclamation of Gospel
B Mission theology/theory > Contextualization/Inculturation
C Types of Christian Ministry > Media ministry
D World Christianity and Central Eastern Europe > Europe
G Christian traditions/Denominations > Roman Catholic
Divisions: Balkan countries
Balkan countries > Croatia‎
Depositing User: Speranca Tomin
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2021 15:23
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 15:23

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