Friending God: Social Media, Spirituality And Community by Antonio SpadaroFriending God: Social Media, Spirituality And Community by Antonio Spadaro

Friending God: Social Media, Spirituality And Community

byAntonio SpadaroTranslated byRobert H. Hopcke

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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2017 Eric Hoffer Award, Honorable Mention, Spiritual

Understanding the new coordinates of cyberspace, community and faith. Who am I online? Are cyber-friendships real? The internet has become an existentially new reality of our lives. It stirs questions about who we are as people, and what we long for in the depths of our souls. Jesuit Antonio Spadaro is one of Pope Francis’ close advisors on social media and cybertheology. He offers here clear, and simple principles to understand the spirituality of the internet, its promise and peril. We the people of the 21st century are creatures of the World Wide Web, always online, always connected, always communicating. And we--like all others throughout history--have created this technology in our own image, which gives this creation of ours a spiritual dimension as well. The Church knows the truth of this well, and it has known for a long time. This book offers an accessible introduction to a profound understanding of how we can use social media in ways that make us more whole, and fulfill our deeper desires of social connection. Everyone who wants to give a spiritual dimension to their life, and uses the internet must read this book.

(This is the English language edition of the Crossroad Publishing title Compartir a Dios en la red, ISBN 9780824501426)
Antonio Spadaro, SJ, is the editor in chief of the Jesuits’ biweekly review, La Civiltà Cattolica. Since entering the Society of Jesus in 1988, he has worked in a variety of capacities, including joining the review’s community in 1998. He has been a part of the review ever since. In late 2011, he became the review's editor in chief. Fr...
Title:Friending God: Social Media, Spirituality And CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:The Crossroad Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0824522141

ISBN - 13:9780824522148


Editorial Reviews

"This book claims that those who participate in online social media networks are present to the entire population and thereby have opportunities to engage in a people-centered mission of neighborliness, sharing, and witness to God." —US Review of Books