Hochschild Michael ,
Wo liegt die Zukunft der Kirche? Vom Milieu zum Netzwerk,
Antonianum, 74/4 (1999) p. 697-724
Summary: The church of today is experiencing a serious metamorphosis. The popular church of the past will hardly be the church of the future. But, will there be any church in the future and what will it look like? Results of new empirical research on the behaviour of people who become members of the church and on the phenomenon of “Neo-Spiritual Communities” confirm that the church does have a place in the present-day religious market; but it is called to liberate itself from the fetters of the past and to up-grade it’s social network. Only then will modern man be assured of the space and the possibility for a pluri-form christian home.