CERES Palais, room "Ruhrpott" (4.13)
Lina Rodenhausen: Religious Online Forums and Metaphors about the Relationship with God
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In this presentation, I will introduce the general field of digital religion research and religious online forums as a specific form of digital religious communication. First, examples of two German-language Christian online forums and two English-language Christian subreddits will be presented in detail. Building on this, I will then elaborate a specific finding in these forums regarding metaphors in religious communication: Metaphors about the relationship between humans and god. I will look at specific findings of annotated examples of such metaphors and conclude my presentation with ideas and hypotheses for further research on this topic.