THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Analysis of network forms of religious life (for example Orthodoxy)

2018. 1, pp. 128-134

Dryagalov V.S. - Junior Researcher, Assistant, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatisheva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation, helios82@yandex.ru

This article analyzes the problems ofmodernnetwork forms of religious life. The main emphasis is on studying the experience of Russian Orthodoxy in this context. The relevance of this topic due to the fact that the growing need of the modern society in digital entertainment and communication in different social networks allows us to consider the Internet as "a new social institution." The gradual integration of the Internet into all spheres of everyday life, touched on such deep layers of human culture, unchanged for one hundred years, as religion and spirituality, thus giving rise to a number of problems. With the aim of preserving the followers of world faiths are forced to answer the challenges of a changing environment, offers a completely new form of religious life that help to maintain constant contact with the flock, forming a communication network-level dialogue, through various online projects. And such forms of communication (on the example of Orthodoxy) in conjunction with their low level of scrutiny, are problematic field of this research.

Key words: , , , , , , -, , religion, Internet, religious networks, religious security, Orthodoxy, religious organizations, Internet Church, the information society

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