Church Without Walls? Social Media as Ritual Carrier for Megachurch Congregants in the Renegotiation of Ritual Space

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Tran, M. and Davies, A. (2022). Church Without Walls? Social Media as Ritual Carrier for Megachurch Congregants in the Renegotiation of Ritual Space. Consumer Culture Theory . Corvallis, Oregon 07 - 09 Jul 2022
AuthorsTran, M. and Davies, A.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The desire for spiritual experiences, particularly religious rituals, further increased during the pandemic. Through a netnographic examination, this study explains how consumer-congregants of a London-based megachurch renegotiated their spiritual experience and ritual space to create new ‘living-room’ and ‘cyber’ rituals, using the social media platforms as ritual carriers.

Keywordsconsumer spirituality; spiritual experience; ritual space; sacred space; ritual carrier; megachurches; social media
Year2022
Web address (URL)https://cctc2022.org/
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Deposited20 Sep 2022
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