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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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Virtually Religious

Douglas E. Cowan and Jeffrey K. Hadden.

in The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

July 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems. 9392 words.

This article begins with a review of the current research into new or controversial religious movements and the Internet. It then explores three aspects of the intersection between these...

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Media, Technology, and New Religious Movements

Shannon Trosper Schorey.

in The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

June 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems. 6559 words.

Since the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements (2004), the growing field of media, religion, and culture has moved at a rapid clip. The previous emphases on...

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Virtual Religion

Christopher Helland.

P ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion and Science; Alternative Belief Systems; Buddhism. 11231 words.

This essay introduces some of the key issues associated with virtual religious practices. With the development of the MODEM program and public access to the Internet and then the WWW,...

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