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The reconfiguration of social, digital and physical presence: From online church to church online (2021)
Journal Article
Cooper, A., Laato, S., Nenonen, S., Pope, N., Tjiharuka, D., & Sutinen, E. (2021). The reconfiguration of social, digital and physical presence: From online church to church online. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 77(3), Article a6286. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v77i3.6286

Digital presence refers to technologies that provide communities a shared experience and a sense of togetherness, despite geographical distance. Emerging technologies for digital presence provide the church with both theological questions (e.g. relat... Read More about The reconfiguration of social, digital and physical presence: From online church to church online.

Faith communities online: Christian churches’ reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak (2021)
Journal Article
Cooper, A., Jormanainen, I., Shipepe, A., & Sutinen, E. (2021). Faith communities online: Christian churches’ reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 17(2), 99-119. https://doi.org/10.1504/ijwbc.2021.114453

Abstract: The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus as a global pandemic has challenged the operations of faith communities around the world. Contrary to secular communities, faith communities need to base their actions on theological arguments. Normally, a... Read More about Faith communities online: Christian churches’ reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak.

London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present (2018)
Book Chapter
Goodhew, D., & Cooper, A. (2018). London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present. In D. Goodhew, & A. Cooper (Eds.), The Desecularisation of the City: London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present (3-38). Routlege

‘Resacralising’ secular space: new churches in a northern city, 1980–2012 (2017)
Journal Article
Cooper, A., & Goodhew, D. (2017). ‘Resacralising’ secular space: new churches in a northern city, 1980–2012. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 32(3), 495-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2017.1362892

This article explores the way new church congregations in a city in northern England, the city of York, are using religious and non-religious spaces in which to meet. These new congregations show a diverse approach to the material realm and especiall... Read More about ‘Resacralising’ secular space: new churches in a northern city, 1980–2012.