Information and communication technologies are so pervasive that they are becoming a part of our spiritual lives. By December 2003, more than 35 million Americans will have searched for religious or spiritual information online . On the face of it, that might not seem like much, but in the same period only 36 million downloaded music files. But in the West, there is a long and complicated relationship between technology and religion. After all, Johannes Gutenberg's printing press produced the Bible in the 1450s, making it the first book to be mass-produced. Today, the largest online genealogical service is…
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