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Digital Christianity (2019)
Book Chapter
Hutchings, T. (2019). Digital Christianity. In The Bloomsbury Handbook to Studying Christians, 223-226. Bloomsbury Publishing

Introduction to the key theories and principles of the study of digital Christianity.

Emotion, Ritual and Rules of Feeling in the Study of Digital Religion (2019)
Book Chapter
Hutchings, T. (2019). Emotion, Ritual and Rules of Feeling in the Study of Digital Religion. In A. Possamai-Inesedy, & A. Nixon (Eds.), The Digital SocialDe Gruyter

This chapter will attempt to encourage greater engagement with emotion among scholars of digital religion by introducing two theoretical approaches. In the first half of the chapter, we will consider the place of emotion in the study of ritual, begin... Read More

Angels and the Digital Afterlife: Death and Nonreligion Online (2019)
Journal Article
Hutchings, T. (2019). Angels and the Digital Afterlife: Death and Nonreligion Online. Secularism and Nonreligion, 8, 1-6. doi:10.5334/snr.105

This brief article aims to draw the attention of nonreligion researchers to a growing interdisciplinary research field: the study of death online. In digitally networked societies, the dead are remembered online, and their survivors can use digital r... Read More

"The Light of a Thousand Stories": Design, Play and Community in the Christian Videogame Guardians of Ancora (2019)
Journal Article
Hutchings, T. (2019). "The Light of a Thousand Stories": Design, Play and Community in the Christian Videogame Guardians of Ancora. Online - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, 14, 159-178. doi:10.17885/heiup.rel.2019.0.23952

Understanding a videogame requires attention to the social dimensions of its production, its material form and its reception. Games are produced in communities of designers, played by communities of gamers, and accepted into families, households, and... Read More

“Historical-Critical Ministry? The Biblical Studies Classroom as Restorative Secular Space” (2018)
Journal Article
Parks, S. (2019). “Historical-Critical Ministry? The Biblical Studies Classroom as Restorative Secular Space”. New Blackfriars, 100(1086), 229-244. doi:10.1111/nbfr.12446

This article revisits the past decades of scholarly use (or rather non-use) of Bernadette Brooten’s _Women Leaders in the Ancient Synagogue_ to reveal that citation practices in biblical studies—or any field—can be inherently political (e.g. mis... Read More

Creating Church Online: Ritual, Community and New Media (2017)
Book
Hutchings, T. (2017). Creating Church Online: Ritual, Community and New Media. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.4324/9780203111093

Online churches are internet-based Christian communities, pursuing worship, discussion, friendship, support, proselytization, and other key religious goals through computer-mediated communication. Hundreds of thousands of people are now involved with... Read More

Materiality and the Study of Religion: The Stuff of the Sacred (2016)
Book
T. Hutchings, & J. McKenzie (Eds.), (2016). Materiality and the Study of Religion: The Stuff of the Sacred. doi:10.4324/9781315604787

Material culture has emerged in recent decades as a significant theoretical concern for the study of religion. This book contributes to and evaluates this material turn, presenting thirteen chapters of new empirical research and theoretical reflectio... Read More

E-Reading and the Christian Bible (2015)
Journal Article
Hutchings, T. (2015). E-Reading and the Christian Bible. Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 44(4), 423-440. doi:10.1177/0008429815610607

The Christian Bible is now available in thousands of digital forms, re-imagined for electronic reading on mobile, tablet and desktop screens. This article introduces findings from an online survey of digital Bible users, analysing their demographics,... Read More