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Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEmerson Teusner, P, Torma, R
JournalStudies in World Christianity
Keywordscell phone, Christianity, online religions

This article aims to present a model for investigating the capacity of mobile devices to frame religious experience by the creation, consumption and distribution of religious media text. Exploring three iPhone religious ‘apps’, this article will consider how the iPhone frames religious information and privileges aesthetic styles, which affects how users of the device connect with religious media text and other users. This exploration offers insights into how the iPhone as an object, together with the metaphors and symbols that are incumbent with it, frame religious experience and participation.