In recent years there has been a groundswell of interest on how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can best be harnessed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Catholic liturgy. Accordingly, the book discusses the future of worship at a time of digital explosion in the Christian Churches, as expended through the lenses of the Second Vatican Council's interdisciplinary document titled Inter Mirifica 13. While the nexus between ICT and Liturgy may seem obvious, the deep connections and the many possibilities for the 21st century e-worship are yet to be significantly explored. When not handled well, they will lead to cataclysmic destruction of liturgical heritage and patrimony. Nonetheless, exploring ICT for e-worship, the book advocates for adherence to guidelines in liturgical celebrations. Hence, the book discloses the meaning, theology, types, prospects, uses, and abuses in ICT for digital worship. This book will make a vital contribution not only to scholarship in liturgical studies in Africa but also as a catalyst towards a simplified consolidation, to the practice of Christian worship in the world today.
Emmanuel Chinedu Anagwo, PhD (Sacred Liturgy), PhD (Philosophy of Education), STL, MTh, MED, BTh, BPhil, BA, DIP. Edu, DIP. Lat., is a priest of the Catholic diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria. He has also edited, co-edited and co-authored some professional books and served as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of some professional journals. Since 2012, he has been teaching sacred liturgy at the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Port Harcourt, Nigeria.