The Bible and Social Media

0090H [CRN: 25216]

The success of the Protestant Reformation has been linked to the invention of the printing press. The Bible's translation into vernacular languages and its mass production meant that for the first time, people could read and interpret the scriptures outside the Church. Now, the internet and social media such as Facebook and Twitter give people a new way to access, interpret, and use the Bible at home. This course will examine the Bible's use within social media in American culture. We'll look at tweeting the Bible, blogging, podcasting, and the popularity of Bible memes through sites like tumblr and reddit. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS
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