Digital Field of Communication of Religious Organizations
Ekaterina O. Belikova1, Nadezhda V. Dulina2

1Ekaterina O. Belikova*, Department of Sociology, Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russia.
2Nadezhda V. Dulina, Department of Sociology, Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russia.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 6600-6603 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1845109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1845.109119
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Abstract: Studies on the interaction of religious organizations and their followers on social networks go back about ten years. Recognition of the crucial role of social networks in the religious life of modern society can be considered a generally accepted position among scholars. However, such interactions on the Russian internet remain poorly understood. The phenomenon of online religion is still not fully open. In modern science, there is a shortage of studies that pay attention to the theoretical and methodological foundations of the classification of religious practices online, taking into account the influence of sociocultural processes occurring in society. The concept of “digital religion” and the attempt to classify it have become the central position of the article. The advantages and the development prospects of the most famous theories of digital religion are demonstrated on basis of their analysis. The article attempts to adapt the concept of the Hjarvard mediatized religion to the Russian model of digital religion. Keywords: Media, mediation of digital religion, religious media, virtualization of religious space, religious blogs of the Russian internet.