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Titre du document / Document title

Techno-armageddon: The Millennial Christian response to Y2K = Techno-armageddon : la réponse chrétienne à Y2K

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

TAPIA Andrea Hoplight (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) University of Arizona, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

In this paper I examine how a small group, or subculture, of Christians framed and interacted with the Y2K (year 2000) computer software problem. The goal of this work is to provide the reader with a glimpse of a richly developed Christian subculture in a brief moment of time as it is faced with technological uncertainty. Millennial Christians, as I refer to them to distinguish them from other Christians, have drawn upon the three sources of millennial belief and behavior to form its millennial response to Y2K, including; traditional Christian doctrine, modern American interpretations, and national Christian interpretations of Y2K. The subjects of this study were influenced by several sources of millennial belief both religious and secular, and both ancient and modern. I used two methodologies; I conducted a content analysis of several representative periodicals within the subculture during 1999 and I conducted longitudinal in-depth interviews with members of the subculture during the summer of 1999 and January 2000. By combining the data from both the content analysis and interviews I created a richly detailed picture of the subculture s response to Y2K. This work adds to the understanding of the religious subculture and its interaction with technological cultural objects.

Revue / Journal Title

Review of religious research    ISSN  0034-673X 

Source / Source

2002, vol. 43, no3, pp. 266-286 (1 p.3/4)

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Religious Research Association, Galva, IL, ETATS-UNIS  (1959) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords





United States of America


Christian tradition


Computer science


Mots-clés français / French Keywords







Tradition chrétienne




Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 24595, 35400010825637.0040

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