Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet

Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet

by Lorne L. Dawson
     
 

Religion Online provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this burgeoning new religious reality, from cyberpilgrimages to neo-pagan chatroom communities. A substantial introduction by the editors presenting the main themes and issues is followed by sixteen chapters addressing core issues of concern such as youth, religion and the internet, new

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Religion Online provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this burgeoning new religious reality, from cyberpilgrimages to neo-pagan chatroom communities. A substantial introduction by the editors presenting the main themes and issues is followed by sixteen chapters addressing core issues of concern such as youth, religion and the internet, new religious movements and recruitment, propaganda and the countercult, and religious tradition and innovation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415970228
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/29/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Cyberfaith : how Americans pursue religion online17
3Popular religion and the World Wide Web : a match made in (cyber) heaven23
4Cyberspace as sacred space : communicating religion on computer networks37
5Young people, religious, identity, and the Internet59
6Religion and the quest for virtual community75
7Reading and praying online : the continuity of religion online and online religion in Internet Christianity93
8"This is my church" : seeing the Internet and club culture as spiritual spaces107
9"Rip. Burn. Pray." : Islamic expression online123
10The cybersangha : Buddhism on the Internet135
11New religions and the Internet : recruiting in a new public space151
12The Internet as virtual spiritual community : teen witches in the United States and Australia175
13The goddess net189
14The House of Netjer : a new religious community online205
15Virtual pilgrimage to Ireland's Croagh Patrick223
16Searching for the apocalypse in cyberspace239
17Contested spaces : movement, countermovement, and e-space propaganda255

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