Religion and Cyberspace
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Religion and Cyberspace

In the twenty-first century, religious life is increasingly moving from churches, mosques and temples onto the Internet. Today, anyone can go online and seek a new form of religious expression without ever encountering a physical place of worship, or an ordained teacher or priest. The digital age offers virtual worship, cyber-prayers and talk-boards for all of the major world faiths, as well as for pagan organisations and new religious movements. It also abounds with misinformation, religious bigotry and information terrorism. Scholars of religion need to understand the emerging forum that the web offers to religion, and the kinds of religious and social interaction that it enables. Religion...

Japanese Religions on the Internet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

Japanese Religions on the Internet

This book discusses how religion is being presented, represented and discussed on the Japanese Internet. Using examples from across the Japanese religious spectrum, it develops our understandings of religion and media and on how various parties – from religious organisations to individual critics of religion(s) – are making use of new technologies.

Righteous Rhetoric
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 250

Righteous Rhetoric

Scholars who study the Christian Right often claim that the movement's distinction lies in its moral absolutism and religious fervor. Through a detailed study of the sexually-charged rhetoric of one of America's largest conservative women's organizations, Concerned Women for America (CWA), Righteous Rhetoric argues that the absolute platforms for which CWA is known are not the linchpin of its political power. Rather, such absolutes are the byproduct of a more fundamental rhetorical process called "chaos rhetoric," a type of speech designed to create a heightened sense of social chaos and threat. In response, CWA is able to flexibly counter this negative emotion by crafting a positive identit...

Margins
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Margins

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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: ISPCK

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Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media

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  • Published: 2014-09-19
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and is present in digital media through a variety of methods including concrete case studies, ethnographic research, and content analysis, as well as interviews with practitioners and cyber-communities. In addition to considering Buddhism in the context of technologies such as virtual worlds, social media, and mobile devices, authors ask how the Internet affects identity, authority and community, and what effect this might have on the development, proliferation, and perception of Buddhism in an online environment. Together, these essays make the case that studying contemporary online Buddhist practice can provide valuable insights into the shifting role religion plays in our constantly changing, mediated, hurried, and uncertain culture.

Feminist Cyberethics in Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 227

Feminist Cyberethics in Asia

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  • Published: 2016-04-30
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  • Publisher: Springer

This anthology hopes to contribute, in particular, to the analysis of the mutually constitutive interaction of the use of cyberspace and Asian cultures, with particular attention to ethical, feminist, and religious perspectives especially within Catholic Christianity.

Faith in America [Three Volumes]
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 870

Faith in America [Three Volumes]

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Religious Diversity in Singapore
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 723

Religious Diversity in Singapore

Religious and ethno-religious issues are inherent in many multiethnic and multi-religious societies. Singapore society is no exception. It has long been multiethnic, multicultural and multi-religious, being at the crossroads of many major and minor civilizations, cultures and traditions, and its religious diversity continues to develop in the current contexts of growing religiosity, religious change and conflict often in the name of religion. Despite this background, there is lack of in-depth...

In the Presence of Sai Baba
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 424

In the Presence of Sai Baba

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-02-25
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  • Publisher: BRILL

This book offers an account of the Sai Baba movement as a pathway for charting the varied cartographies, sensory formations, and cultural memories implicated in urbanization and globalization.It is based on ethnographic research carried out in India, Kenya, and the US.

The Devil's Long Tail
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Devil's Long Tail

The internet may be a utopia for free expression, but it also harbours nihilistic groups and individuals spreading bizarre creeds, unhindered by the risk-averse gatekeepers of the mass media -- and not all are as harmless as the Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua or Sexastrianism. With few entry barriers, ready anonymity and no centralised control, the internet offers wired extremists unprecedented access to a potential global audience of billions. Technology allows us to select the information we wish to receive -- so those of a fanatical bent can filter out moderating voices and ignore countervailing arguments, retreating into a virtual world of their own design that reaffirms their vie...