The influence of information technologies on theology
Information systems affect theology in many ways. The Internet makes texts easily searchable and linked—but without any internal guideposts. Anyone can put up a theological Web page, appropriating the name “Catholic” without any official sanction. The media audience is not passive; it draws conclusions quite different from those who create the messages. Logical patterns of analysis have given way to image, word, sound, and movement. E-mail, chat rooms, videoconferencing, Web sites now merely replace regular mail and typewriters; they can develop into something quite different.
Soukup, Paul A., Buckley, F. J., & Robinson, D. C. (2001). The influence of information technologies on theology. Theological Studies, 62, 366-377.