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Faith Formation 4.0
Introducing an Ecology of Faith in a Digital Age
List Price: $20.00
PAPERBACK , 184 pages , 6 x 9
- Morehouse Publishing
- ISBN-13: 978-0-8192-2831-4
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• A contemporary exploration of the intersection of theology, education and
communication regarding faith formation
• Examines eras in faith formation and communications including 1.0 (Jesus telling
stories and the oral tradition), 2.0 (Paul’s letters to build and guide the church), 3.0
(The Reformation, printing press, and rise of mass media) and 4.0 (reclaiming the oral
tradition through digital media)
• Accessible guide for pastoral leaders as they navigate the digital landscape
Using an ecological approach to study how emerging technologies impact individual and
communal formation, Faith Formation 4.0 looks at how our efforts to be story-keepers,
story-sharers, and story-makers have evolved over four eras of human communication.
Framed by the Great Commission imperative to “make disciples,” this book offers a road
map to help leaders develop goals to form, inform, and transform new members, as
well as long-time believers, within a faith community. The author successfully illustrates
that church success depends not only on knowing the Christian message of God’s
enduring love, but also how to use today’s tools appropriately for evangelization and faith
Julie Anne Lytle is a digital evangelist, theological educator and media consultant.
She holds a doctorate in religion and education from Boston College and M.Div. from
the University of Notre Dame. Recently on the faculty of the Episcopal Divinity School,
she now serves as executive director of the Episcopal Province of New England, and
leads M3 (M cubed), a consulting firm dedicated to helping church leaders and educators
appropriately integrate digital media into their ministries. She lives in Hyannis, MA.
“Are you looking for a guide to evangelism and faith formation in the 21st century (and who isn’t)? Julie Lytle is ready to help us navigate our new world with vision, approaches, and practices designed for a digital, interactive, connected world. Julie’s analysis of the evolution of faith formation (and communication) through history—from 1.0 (oral communication) to 4.0 (interactive media) is one of the unique contributions of this book. Let this book be your guide to this exciting new era for faith formation.”
Director, Center for the Ministry of Teaching, and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership, Virginia Theological Seminary