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Introduction: Vernacular Christian Fundamentalism on the Internet

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to examine a new religious movement termed “vernacular Christian fundamentalism.” It is new because it focuses on a particular “End ... More


9/11 at the Bible Prophecy Corner: Enacting the Virtual Ekklesia

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on individuals involved in vernacular Christian fundamentalism as they coped with the shock of the 9/11 attacks. By September 2001, the online discourse emerging from this new ... More


Toward a Truer Charity: Tolerance in an Age of Network Media

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers expressions of prejudice that persist in the movement. The virtual ekklesia has allowed people to create enclaves based on highly idiosyncratic interests, such as the End ... More


The End Times in Participatory Media: Rapture Ready and Beyond

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the first decade of the new millennium, the virtual ekklesia emerging from vernacular Christian fundamentalism continued to expand and change with the changing media technologies. In ... More


The Millennial Web, 1996 to 2000

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the growing diversity of the virtual ekklesia as it moved onto the World Wide Web between 1996 and 2000. As the movement adapted, the new medium exacerbated an existing tension ... More


Networking the Apocalypse: End Times Communication in Newsgroups and Email Lists, 1992 to 1995

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter goes back in time to document the movement as it first appeared online in a medium called “Usenet newsgroups.” When the mainstream Christians that dominated communication in this medium ... More


Conclusion: Attending to Vernacular Theology

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the implications of the present study for researchers of contemporary religion and new media technologies. This study documented the rise a new religious movement known as ... More


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