publication . Article . Other literature type . 2021

Coronavirus-Driven Digitalization of In-Person Communities. Analysis of the Catholic Church Online Response in Spain during the Pandemic

Alba Sabaté Gauxachs; José María Albalad Aiguabella; Miriam Diez Bosch;
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  • Published: 28 Apr 2021 Journal: Religions, volume 12, issue 311 (issn: 2077-1444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
<jats:p>COVID-19 has driven several global offline communities to go online. Restrictions to the free movement of people in response to the coronavirus pandemic triggered a profound rethinking of jobs, products and services, and among them, the activities of religious communities, which are well consolidated in the offline sphere. In Spain, since the lockdown established by the government in March 2020, the Catholic Church has reinvented its activity, as all the churches and other places of worship have been closed. This constituted a considerable challenge, considering the history and dynamics of the institution. This paper aims to analyze how Catholicism, as o...
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free text keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, church, Catholicism, Spain, online religion, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790, digital religion, pandemic, COVID-19 (Malaltia), Pandèmia de COVID-19, 2020-, Espanya, Església Catòlica, Comunicacions digitals, 2 - Religió i teologia
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