Paul Arveson (arveson@oasys.dt.navy.mil)
Fri, 27 Dec 96 13:48:12 EST

An article, Jesus Online, appeared in Time Magazine for Dec. 16, 1996.
I was called by Dick Ostling, Time's religion editor, and asked for a few
thoughts on the potential impact of the Internet on religion.

Although the article did not mention ASA, it did mention one of the
words I coined, 'hypertheology', which I described in response to his
question about possible novel concepts in communicating that have been
opened up by the new media.

I urge all of you to read the article. However, 'hypertheology' is not merely
hypertext-based links among religious documents, as the Time article explained.
It is more than that.

A beta or prototype version of the hypertheology documents has been
prepared and is now available on the ASA web site, at this address:


There are no links in the ASA web site to this address yet, but if you
just type this URL in your browser, it will take you there.

Comments on the documents may be sent to the Compuserve address shown
in the introduction and the index of the documents. We hope to load
additional material over the next month or so.

Happy new year to all,

Paul Arveson, Research Physicist
Code 724, NSWC, Bethesda, MD 20817-5700
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