Redeem All: How Digital Life Is Changing Evangelical Culture (Paperback)

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Redeem All: How Digital Life Is Changing Evangelical Culture (Paperback)

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Redeem All examines the surprising intersection of American evangelicalism and tech innovation. Corrina Laughlin looks at the evangelical Christians who are invested in imagining, using, hacking, adapting, and creating new media technologies for religious purposes. She finds that entrepreneurs, pastors, missionaries, and social media celebrities interpret the promises born in Silicon Valley through the framework of evangelical culture and believe that digital media can help them (to paraphrase Steve Jobs) put their own dent in the universe. Laughlin introduces readers to “startup churches” hoping to reach a global population, entrepreneurs coding for a deeper purpose, digital missionaries networking with mobile phones, and Christian influencers and podcasters seeking new forms of community engagement. Redeem All reveals how evangelicalism has changed as it eagerly adopts the norms of the digital age.
Corrina Laughlin teaches media studies at Loyola Marymount University and holds a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Product Details ISBN: 9780520379688
ISBN-10: 0520379683
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: December 21st, 2021
Pages: 210
Language: English
"Laughlin’s deft navigation of diverse scholarly literatures makes this volume a useful and appealing one for a variety of uses and audiences. . . .Redeem All is an important profile that arrives at a key moment in the negotiation of evangelical identity."
— Reading Religion

"[A] wonderful, contributive scholarship that will lead to better understandings of the virtual and physical lives of American evangelicals today."
— California History

"Redeem All will be particularly valuable for those interested in the faith-tech scene and for scholars who focus on race and gender in contemporary evangelicalism."
— Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture