Social Capital and the Church: Engaging Virtually for the Sake of the World

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Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Faith Integration


Today’s dramatically reconfigured world has created opportunities for unprecedented types of social interaction and engagement in missions. Amid economic, environmental, and pandemic crises, it is incumbent to critically assess the various alternatives available to further God’s mission on earth. This article explores the concept of social capital, seeking to offer a framework by which to understand and embrace the opportunities hidden behind virtual platforms of social engagement. This article also considers trends in the approaches of religious social capital, seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics involved and of the implications for contemporary missions.


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