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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Online Hinduism

Heinz Scheifinger.

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

June 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism; Religious Studies. 7213 words.

Technological change is a fundamental element of modernity, and an exploration of modern Hinduism must take seriously the role of technology in religious transformation. While the...

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Religion News Online

Debra L. Mason.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies. 4921 words.

Blogger Rocco Palmo is an apt case study of how the Internet changes the reporting of religion as news. His Whispers in the Loggia is among the most influential religion news blogs in the...

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Online Media and Religion in America

Adam Bajan and Heidi A. Campbell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies. 9128 words.

New and emerging media has played a pivotal role in Christianity throughout history. In early times, the Christian message was disseminated directly from Jesus and his followers to growing...

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Online Bhakti in a Modern Guru Organization

Maya Warrier.

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6725 words.

This chapter explores the online expression and experience of bhakti (the yoga of intense personal devotion to a guru or god) with reference to the modern transnational devotional...

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Enchantment, Inc.: Online Gaming Between Spiritual Experience and Commodity Fetishism

Stef Aupers.

in Things

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8234 words.

This chapter discusses the popular genre of online computer games rooted in the “fantasy” genre (Tolkien in particular) and exemplified by World of Warcraft. His analysis, as we have seen,...

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Understanding the Relationship between Religion Online and Offline in a Networked Society

Heidi A. Campbell.

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

March 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9479 words.

This article suggests that religious practice online, rather than simply transforming religion, highlights shifts occurring within broader Western culture. The concept of “networked...

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Review: Give Me That Online Religion

Christopher Helland.

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

September 2005; p ublished online September 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 0 words.

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Atheisms Unbound

Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith.

in Atheist Awakening

November 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9557 words.

This chapter examines the role of the Internet in the identity formation and emerging activism of secularists. The chapter argues that it is the ongoing interaction/contention with...

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Hacker Ethics and Christian Vision

Antonio Spadaro.

in Cybertheology

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6790 words.

In this chapter, the author gives an overview of hacker ethics and associates these with cybertheology through tracing their development and using the works of those who have written on...

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Positive Atheism magazine

Stephen Bullivant and Lois Lee.

in A Dictionary of Atheism

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Atheism. 70 words.

Pioneering US-based online magazine and community (incorporating an email list and discussion forum), founded in 1995 by Cliff Walker, who

Atheism Plus

Stephen Bullivant and Lois Lee.

in A Dictionary of Atheism

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Atheism. 102 words.

A broad (primarily online) movement of *non-theists and others ‘dedicated to promoting social justice and countering misogyny, racism, homo/bi/transphobia,

Transcending Reality

Robert M. Geraci.

in Apocalyptic AI

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 15411 words.

The worldview espoused in Apocalyptic AI pop science plays a role in massively multiplayer online games, as shown by the presence of transhumanist religious groups (such as the Order of...

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Contested Rituals in Virtual Worlds

Simone Heidbrink, Nadja Miczek and Kerstin Radde-Antweiler.

in Ritual, Media, and Conflict

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9538 words.

This chapter studies disrupted online rituals in virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft, examining negotiations concerning the emergence and resolution of ritual...

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Little Nicky Grows Up?

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen.

in The Invention of Satanism

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 5662 words.

An online survey of self-identified Satanists was conducted in 2000‒2001. Eight years later, from June through December 2009, a comparable online survey of 300 Satanists was carried out....

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Souls

William Sims Bainbridge.

in eGods

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11810 words.

The religious concept of the immortal soul offers a popular but incorrect picture of the human mind, because in fact it is neither immortal nor truly unified. It is not surprising that a...

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Cults

William Sims Bainbridge.

in eGods

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11927 words.

Cults are novel or deviant religious groups, typically small and new, that function as subcultures or even distinct cultures in their own right. They abound in computer games, and one of...

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Death

William Sims Bainbridge.

in eGods

April 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11519 words.

Most computer games treat the death of the player’s avatar as a temporary inconvenience, followed by resurrection at various minor costs depending upon the game and situation. Dungeons and...

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Historical Research

William Sims Bainbridge.

in Faithful Measures

October 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11695 words.

This chapter uses a well-known religious group of the nineteenth century to illustrate many of the ways historical data can be assembled, and many of the problems faced in using online...

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Cyberspace and Religion in America

Douglas E. Cowan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8318 words.

Invented in 1989 and popularly accessible since the mid-1990s, the World Wide Web has always hosted a wide variety of religious content, ranging from early text-based discussion forums to...

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Introduction

Robert M. Geraci.

in Apocalyptic AI

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 2993 words.

Apocalyptic AI is a powerful reconciliation of religion and science. The sacred categories of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic traditions have thoroughly penetrated the futuristic musings...

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