Elenco corsi a.a. 2019/2020
Anno accademico 2019/2020

Ministero delle Comunicazioni sociali RA1103

Sede di Gerusalemme
Primo semestre


General Objectives: To introduce the students to the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in the present socio-cultural context. To grasp the challenges that come from the new informational environment for the Church and for pastoral ministry.


Course Outlines: What the ICT society is and what living in the infosphere means. How communication technology affects our way of perceiving the world and ourselves. What we can do and what we can say in this new digital environment as Christians.


Textbook: Floridi, Luciano. 2016. The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Bibliography: Bourgeois, David. 2013. Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for A Post-Website World. Illinois, IVP Books; Domingos, Pedro. 2017. The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World. London: Penguin; Francis. 2013. Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World. Vatican City: Vatican Publishing House; Francis. 2015. Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” on Care for Our Common Home. Vatican City: Vatican Publishing House; Gould, Meredith. 2015. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. 2nd Edition. Minnesota: Liturgical Press; Lazarus, Natchi. 2017. The Connected Church: A Social Media Communication Strategy Guide for Churches. Nonprofits and Individuals in Ministry. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Tegmark, Max. 2017. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. New York: Alfred Knopf; Wise, Justin. 2014. The Social Church: A Theory of Digital Communication. Chicago: Moody Publisher.