chapter  8
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Hybrid churches: transcending the physical, virtual and sacred STEFAN GELFGREN

Christian churches and representatives have used the Internet as a means of communication for some decades, but what happens when a church moves into a virtual world – when a building of brick and mortar, loaded with information and religious meaning in itself, transcends into the digital, non-physical world? This chapter will discuss this transformation and will use the concepts of the physical, the sacred, and the virtual to interpret and understand the process.