The phenomenon of missionary activity of christian churches in the virtual space

Ломачинская, Ирина Николаевна and Гребенюк, Петр (2020) The phenomenon of missionary activity of christian churches in the virtual space Схід (5). pp. 54-59. ISSN 1728-9343

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The challenges of the modern globalizing information society are forcing the Christian con-fessions to give a new meaning to the value orientations of missionary activity and to improve its forms and means. Thanks to the active development of the Internet, the Christian confes-sions receive new opportunities not only for the implementation of missionary practices aimed at deepening spiritual values among the believers of their religious communities, but also ad-vantages in the dissemination of religious ideas, values, beliefs among non-Christians, there-fore, the purpose of the article is to determine the features of the forms and directions of evan-gelistic missionary practices of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in the virtual space. The research methodology is based on the principles of non-confessionalism and worldview plural-ism, with the involvement of systemic, comparative methods, analysis and synthesis. The con-clusions emphasize that the problem of using network technologies for missionary activity is in constant dynamics, forcing the Catholic and Orthodox churches to actively respond not only to changes in value public orientations, but also to the active dissemination of technical innova-tions. The modern Christian Internet resources are focused mainly on the information function, however, the effectiveness of the missionary practices is ensured by the dominance of the communicative function. The modern Catholic missionary activity is focused on the idea of en-culturation as the meeting of the Christian message with the non-Christian community in its cul-tural context. The Orthodox missionary activity is aimed at preserving and disseminating tradi-tional national religious and cultural values of the Orthodox communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: missionary activity; religious Internet communications; evangelization; missionary Inter-net practices; missionary service; missionary disciplemaking; concept of missionary activity.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Статті у журналах > Наукові (входять до інших наукометричних баз, крім перерахованих, мають ISSN, DOI, індекс цитування)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Ирина Николаевна Ломачинская
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 07:09
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 07:09

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