Digital Jesus Paperback

The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

by Robert Glenn Howard;

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In the 1990s, Marilyn Agee developed one of the most well-known amateur evangelical websites focused on the "End Times", The Bible Prophecy Corner. Around the same time, Lambert Dolphin, a retired Stanford physicist, started the website Lambert's Library to discuss with others online how to experience the divine. While Marilyn and Lambert did not initially correspond directly, they have shared several correspondents in common. Even as early as 1999 it was clear that they were members of the same online network of Christians, a virtual church built around those who embraced a common ideology. Digital Jesus documents how such like-minded individuals created a large web of religious communication on the Internet, in essence developing a new type of new religious movement - one without a central leader or institution. Based on over a decade of interaction with figures both large and small within this community, Robert Glenn Howard offers the first sustained ethnographic account of the movement as well as a realistic and pragmatic view of how new communication technologies can both empower and dis-empower the individuals who use them.By tracing the group's origins back to the email lists and "Usenet" groups of the 1980s up to the online forums of today, Digital Jesus also serves as a succinct history of the development of online group communications.

Digital Jesus by Robert Glenn Howard was published by New York University Press in February 2011. The ISBN for Digital Jesus is 9780814773109.

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Details for Digital Jesus

Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherNew York University Press (February 2011)
Number of Pages224
Thickness16 mm
Height228 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code3496055
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