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Digital Jesus : the making of a new Christian fundamentalist community on the Internet

Author: Robert Glenn Howard
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Series: New and alternative religions series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Digital Jesus documents how 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. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Glenn Howard
ISBN: 9780814773086 0814773087 9780814773109 0814773109 9780814773093 0814773095
OCLC Number: 630468322
Description: x, 213 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : vernacular Christian fundamentalism on the internet --
9/11 at the Bible prophecy corner : enacting the virutal ekklesia --
Networking the Apocalypse : end times communication in newsgroups and email lists, 1992-1995 --
The millennial web, 1996 to 2000 --
The end times in participatory media : Rapture ready and beyond --
Toward a truer charity : tolerance in an age of network media --
Conclusion : attending to vernacular theology.
Series Title: New and alternative religions series.
Responsibility: Robert Glenn Howard.

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Documents how 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  Read more...

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