O cristianismo como estilo numa sociedade em rede

Translated title of the contribution: Christianity as a style in a network society

Luís M. Figueiredo Rodrigues*, Flávio José de Paula*

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This article aims to articulate Theobald’s (2008) understanding of Christianity as style with aspects of the so-called network society (Castells, 2007b). The methodology consists in exploring the concept and characteristics of the network society, highlighting, besides the social aspect, the cultural and economic. In the network society, social relations are based on the “nodes” of a network that articulates itself as an open structure; the culture, called real virtuality, is characterized by the annulment of space and time; and the economy, called informationalism, is constituted as an extremely efficient form of capitalism. In this context, the power of identities reveals itself as a possibility of resistance. Christianity, understood as a style (Theobald, 2008), points to key elements necessary for dialogue with this network society, since it reveals a way of inhabiting the world, characterized by the “hospitality of the Nazarene”.
Translated title of the contributionChristianity as a style in a network society
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)609-703
Number of pages24
JournalRevista Eclesiástica Brasileira
Issue number320
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2021


  • Network society
  • Christianity as a style
  • Christian identity


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