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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Digital Religion

Gizmodo, How Ancient Religious Texts Went Digital

"But it’s still important to recognise the tireless efforts of the faithful and future-minded of the not-so-distant past. Hundreds of thousands of punched cards diligently prepared is a feat impressive in and of itself, and one that paved the way in the field of the digital humanities. And while subsequent breakthroughs helped to streamline these painstaking processes, and while these religious texts have become more readily accessible, there still exists a need for careful human consideration when lifting words from these holy pages." Article cites recent UWTSD MA graduate Justin Parrott.

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