Religion online : finding faith on the Internet
In 2001 an estimated three million Americans a day searched for religious information and spiritual guidance on the Internet. This study examines the new reality of faith on the net, looking at the available resources and how the public are making use ofthem
eBook, English, ©2004
Routledge, New York, ©2004
1 online resource (vii, 279 pages)
9780203957936, 9780203497609, 9780415970211, 9780415970228, 0203497600, 0203957938, 0415970210, 0415970229
1. Introduction, Lorne L. Dawson and Douglas E. Cowan 2. Cyberfaith: How Americans Pursue Religion Online, Elena Larsen Part I: Being Religious in Cyberspace 3. Popular Religion and the World Wide Web: A Match Made in (Cyber) Heaven, Christopher Helland 4. Cyberspace as Sacred Space: Communicating Religion on Computer Networks, Stephen D. O'Leary 5. Young People, Religious Identity, and the Internet, Mia Lövheim 6. Religion and the Quest for Virtual Community, Lorne L. Dawson Part II: Mainstream Religions in Cyberspace 7. Reading and Praying Online: The Continuity of Religion Online and Online Religion in Internet Christianity, Glenn Young 8. This Is My Church: Seeing the Internet and Club Culture as Spiritual Spaces, Heidi Campbell 9. Rip.Burn.Pray.: Islamic Expression Online, Gary R. Bunt 10. The Cybersangha: Buddhism on the Internet, Charles S. Prebish Part III: New Religions in Cyberspace 11. New Religions and the Internet: Recruiting in a New Public Space, Lorne L. Dawson and Jenna Hennebry 12. The Internet as Virtual Spiritual Community: Teen Witches in the United States and Australia, Helen A. Berger and Douglas Ezzy 13. The Goddess Net, Wendy Griffin 14. The House of Netjer: A New Religious Community Online, Marilyn C. Krogh and Brooke Ashley Pillifant Part IV: Religious Quests and Contests in Cyberspace 15. Virtual Pilgrimage to Ireland's Croagh Patrick, Mark W. Macwilliams 16. Searching for the Apocalypse in Cyberspace, Robert A. Campbell 17. Contested Spaces: Movement, Countermovement, and E-Space Propaganda, Douglas E. Cowan
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