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A Review of Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age by Samuel D. James

Last year, I came across an article in which Samuel D. James referred to the internet as an “immersive, epistemological habitat [that] has transformed the way humans read, learn, communicate, labor, shop, recreate, and even ‘worship.’” He went on to argue that, due to their very form, digital and online technologies are “powerful instruments of personal formation that push us in a certain spiritual and epistemological direction.” In his view, “No other technology is as disruptive to traditional forms of human activity.”

In Digital Liturgies: Redis­covering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age, James expands on this argument to explain how the digital...


is a classical educator, furniture-maker, and vicar at All Saints Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also taught high school history for thirteen years and studied at Messiah College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Winthrop University. In addition to Salvo, Josh has written for Areo, FORMA, Front Porch Republic, Mere Orthodoxy, Public Discourse, Quillette, The Imaginative Conservative, Touchstone, and is a frequent guest on Issues, Etc. Radio Show/Podcast.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #68, Spring 2024 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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