May 03 2011

Annotated Bibliography

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American Catholic. (n.d.). Retrieved May 22, 2011, from
This site was useful in determinung the even sacramnets that were ruled oon by the US Bishops Secretariat for the Liturgies.
Campbell, H. A. (2006, March). Religion and the Internet. Communication Research
Trends , pp. 3-22.
This study describes the history of religious use on the internet and identifies the most common forms of religious activity online. This study also will help me have a better understanding on how to understand the research process and themes used with supporting information for the research analysis.

Cheong, P. H. (2011). Religion and social media: got web? Media Development , Vol. 58 Issue 1, p23-36.
This article highlights the positive and negative advancements in social media for online religion. There is an increasing need for religious communities to engage in the latest online technologies. Social media brings numerous benefits relating to improved communication with the clergy and their congregation in a time where there is a decline in church attendance and participation. However, with the new technology comes some negatives; higher costs to maintain the social sites, surveillance and privacy protection, and information disclosure.

Clark, L. H. (2005). Faith Online. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Project.
This report gives statics and facts on the online usage for adults in the United States. Although this report was published in 2004, it gives a great sense of the mass amount of people engaging online early on for spiritual and faith related issues. I will use these numbers to support my argument for my paper.

Clark, N. H. (2011, April 1). Religion and Social Media. (K. Lawton, Interviewer)
This was an interview that aired on Religious and Ethics Weekly on PBS. This interview was targeting the social media being used to reach people who wanted online support from their religion. The Sister’s and the Minister that were interviewed were skilled in the latest technology and were using it to reach their followers. This is incredibly helpful in my research in how the church personnel are reacting to the social media frenzy that exists today.

George, S. E. (2007). 21st Century Religious Communities. In C. B. Stahl, Issues and Trends in Technology Human Interaction (pp. 72-83). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
This aritcle was helpful with some statistics from early online usage and identifying the benefits of online religion as well as the disadvantages.

Hoover, S. M. (2006). Religion in the Media Age. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
The chapter on What this book could be about, was helpful in providing a strong statement I thought was profound in identifying what is on the agenda with people in regards to religion.

Jakbosh, D. R. (2006). Understanding religion and cyberspace: what have we learned, what lies ahead? Council of Societies for the Study of Religion , 32 no 4 O, p237-242.
This article was helpful in identifying the difference between religion online and online religion. It gave me clarity which was useful in determining the argument in my paper.

Nye, M. (2004). Religion, the Basics. Abingdon: Routledge.
With her book the Religion the basics it gave me an overall understanding of religion and how other people perceive it. Her quote that I used thought was true and appropriate to use in my paper.
Ramo/Chama, J. C., & Greg Burke/Rome, B. C. (1996, December 16). Finding God on the Web. Time Magazine , pp. 57-64.
This article brought a lot of exposure to the religious practices that were being conducted online by the Christian faiths. They felt it was a way to continue the word of God. It highlights some early practices in the beginning stages of the church developing religion content online.

Wikipedia. (2001). Retrieved May 20, 2011, from Wikipedia:
Only used for definition reference and also used for a source for one important statistic that was important in making the case of the strength and popularity of Facebook.

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