Tag: The Emergent Digital Identity

DIGITAL RITUAL: The Emergent Digital Identity of the Mormon Church

The biographer Fawn Brodie emphasized Joseph Smith’’s audacity in utilizing a communications technology–—the printing press–—to disseminate a new religious identity: “[He] dared to found a new religion in the age of printing.” After Smith’’s martyrdom in 1844, the Mormon Church continued his technological audacity, progressively adopting the telecommunications technologies of the late nineteenth and early …

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