Religion & Cyberspace

UPDATE! (December 21, 2013)

This bibliography is also now also available in the Religion Scholars group on Zotero, an online citation management system. What you see here is an automated display of the citations as they appear in Zotero.

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Religion & Cyberspace Bibliography

Abdulla, Rasha A. 2007. The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond. Vol. 43. Peter Lang.
Anderson, Jon W. 2003. “The Internet and Islam’s New Interpreters.” New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere 2: 45–60.
Antes, Peter, Armin W. Geertz, and Randi Warne. 2004. New Approaches to the Study of Religion. Vol. 1: Regional, Critical, and Historical Approaches; Vol. 2: Textual, Comparative, Sociological, and Cognitive Approaches. Walter de Gruyter.
Armfield, Greg G., and R. Lance Holbert. 2003. “The Relationship Between Religiosity and Internet Use.” Journal of Media and Religion 2 (3): 129–144.
Arthur, Shawn. 2002. “Technophilia and Nature Religion: The Growth of a Paradox.” Religion 32 (4): 303–314.
Barker, Eileen. 2005. “Crossing the Boundary.” Religion and Cyberspace: 67.
Barzilai-Nahon, Karine, and Gad Barzilai. 2005. “Cultured Technology: The Internet and Religious Fundamentalism.” The Information Society 21 (1): 25–40.
Becker, Barbara, and Josef Wehner. 2001. “Electronic Networks and Civil Society: Reflections on Structural Changes in the Public Sphere.” Culture, Technology, Communication: Towards an Intercultural Global Village: 65–85.
Beckerlegge, Gwilym. 2001. “Computer-mediated Religion: Religion on the Internet at the End of the Twentieth Century.”
Bell, Genevieve. 2006. “No More SMS from Jesus: Ubicomp, Religion and Techno-spiritual Practices.” In UbiComp 2006: Ubiquitous Computing, 141–158. Springer.
Benedikt, Michael. 2013. Cyberspace: First Steps. An introduction to the field of cyberspace at its inception. The essay“ The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat” has a good discussion of community online.
Berger, Helen, and Douglas Ezzy. 2004. “The Internet as Virtual Spiritual Community: Teen Witches in the United States and Australia.” Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet: 175–188.
Bittarello, Maria Beatrice. 2008. “Shifting Realities? Changing Concepts of Religion and the Body in Popular Culture and Neopaganism.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 23 (2): 215–232.
Bockover, Mary I. 2003. “Confucian Values and the Internet: a Potential Conflict.” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30 (2): 159–175.
Boelstorff, T. 2008. “Coming of Age in Second Life.” Princeton, NJ (USA): Princeton University.
Brasher, Brenda E. 2001. Give Me That Online Religion. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Campbell, Heidi. 2007. “Who’s Got the Power? Religious Authority and the Internet.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 1043–1062.
Campbell, Heidi A. 2010. “Religious Authority and the Blogosphere.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 15 (2): 251–276.
Campbell, Heidi. 2005. “Making Space for Religion in Internet Studies.” The Information Society 21 (4): 309–315.
Campbell, Heidi. 2011. “Internet and Religion.” The Handbook of Internet Studies 11: 232.
Campbell, Heidi. 2005. Exploring Religious Community Online: We Are One in the Network. Vol. 24. Peter Lang.
Campbell, Heidi. 2004. “Challenges Created by Online Religious Networks.” Journal of Media and Religion 3 (2): 81–99.
Campbell, Heidi. 2007. “Who’s Got the Power? Religious Authority and the Internet.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 1043–1062.
Careaga, Andrew. 2001. eMinistry: Connecting with the Net Generation. Kregel Academic.
Castells, Manuel. 2003. The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society. Taylor & Francis.
Castells, Manuel. 2011. The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. Vol. 1. Wiley. com.
Cowan, Douglas E. 2004. Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet. Routledge.
Cowan, Douglas E., and Jeffrey K. Hadden. 2004. Virtually Religious: New Religious Movements and the World Wide Web. The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements.
Crang, Mike, Phil Crang, and Jon May. 2004. Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations. Routledge.
Dawson, Lorne L. 2006. “Do Virtual Religious ‘communities’ Exist? Clarifying the Issues.” Religious Communities on the Internet: 30–46.
Dawson, Lorne L., and Douglas E. Cowan. 2013. Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet. Routledge.
Dawson, Lorne L., and Douglas E. Cowan. 2013. Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet. Routledge.
Doel, Marcus A., and David B. Clarke. 1996. “Virtual Worlds: Simulation, Suppletion, Seduction and Simulacra.” WORKING PAPER-SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.
Durusau, Patrick. 1996. High Places in Cyberspace: A Guide to Biblical and Religious Studies, Classics and Archaeological Resources on the Internet. Scholars Press.
Eickelman, Dale F., and Jon W. Anderson. 2003. New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere. Indiana University Press.
Ess, Charles, Akira Kawabata, and Hiroyuki Kurosaki. 2007. “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 939–955.
Ess, Charles, Akira Kawabata, and Hiroyuki Kurosaki. 2007. “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 939–955.
Ess, Charles, and Fay Sudweeks. 2001. Culture, Technology, Communication [electronic Resource]: Towards an Intercultural Global Village. SUNY Press.
Facione, Peter A., and Charles M. Ess. 2004. Critical Thinking and the Bible in the Age of New Media. University Press of America.
Fukamizu, Rev. 2007. “Internet Use Among Religious Followers: Religious Postmodernism in Japanese Buddhism.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 977–998.
Garton, Laura, Caroline Haythornthwaite, and Barry Wellman. 2006. “Studying Online Social Networks.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 3 (1): 0–0.
Goethals, Gregor T. 1990. The Electronic Golden Calf: Images, Religion, and the Making of Meaning. Cowley Publications.
Hangen, Tona J. 2002. Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion, and Popular Culture in America. Univ of North Carolina Press.
Højsgaard, Morten T. 2005. “Cyber-religion: On the Cutting Edge Between the Virtual and the Real.” Religion and Cyberspace: 50–64.
Helland, Christopher. 2005. “Online Religion as Lived Religion. Methodological Issues in the Study of Religious Participation on the Internet.” Online-Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet 1 (1).
Helland, Christopher. 2007. “Diaspora on the Electronic Frontier: Developing Virtual Connections with Sacred Homelands.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 956–976.
Helland, Christopher. 2004. “Popular Religion and the World Wide Web: A Match Made in (cyber) Heaven.” Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet: 23–35.
Helland, Christopher. 2000. “Religion Online/online Religion and Virtual Communitas.” Religion on the Internet. London: JAI Press/Elsevier Science: 205–224.
Helland, Christopher. 2002. “Surfing for Salvation.” Religion 32 (4): 293–302.
Herring, Debbie. 2005. “Virtual as Contextual.” Religion and Cyberspace: 149–165.
Hill-Smith, Connie. 2009. “Cyberpilgrimage: A Study of Authenticity, Presence and Meaning in Online Pilgrimage Experiences.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 21 (2): 6–6.
Hiroyuki, Kurosaki. 2010. “4 Preserving the Dignity of Shinto Shrines in the Age of the Internet.” Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation, and Authority: 62.
Hojsgaard, Morten, and Margit Warburg. 2012. Religion and Cyberspace. Routledge.
Huff, Toby E. 2001. “Globalization and the Internet: Comparing the Middle Eastern and Malaysian Experiences.” The Middle East Journal: 439–458.
James, Michael L., C. Edward Wotring, and Edward J. Forrest. 1995. “An Exploratory Study of the Perceived Benefits of Electronic Bulletin Board Use and Their Impact on Other Communication Activities.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 39 (1): 30–50.
Jansen, Bernard J., Andrea Tapia, and Amanda Spink. 2010. “Searching for Salvation: An Analysis of US Religious Searching on the World Wide Web.” Religion 40 (1): 39–52.
Jones, Steve. 1997. Virtual Culture: Identity and Communication in Cybersociety. Sage.
Karaflogka, Anastasia. 2007. E-Religion: A Critical Appraisal of Religious Discourse on the World Wide Web. Equinox Press.
Karaflogka, Anastasia. 2002. “Religious Discourse and Cyberspace.” Religion 32 (4): 279–291.
Karaflogka, Anastasia. 2003. “Religion On–religion in Cyberspace.” Predicting Religion: Christian, Secular and Alternative Futures: 191–202.
Kinney, Jay. 1995. “Net Worth?: Religion, Cyberspace and the Future.” Futures 27 (7): 763–776.
Kluver, Randolph, and Pauline Hope Cheong. 2007. “Technological Modernization, the Internet, and Religion in Singapore.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (3): 1122–1142.
Krüger, Oliver. 2005. “Methods and Theory for Studying Religion on the Internet: Introduction to the Special Issue on Theory and Methodology.” Online-Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet 1 (1).
Krüger, Oliver, and Oliver ; Krüger Krüger. 2009. “Methods and Theory for Studying Religion on the Internet : Introduction to the Special Issue on Theory and Methodology.” Accessed November 23. http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/frontdoor.php?source_opus=5822.
Kurosaki, Hiroyuki. 2000. “The Spread of Electronic Networking and the Transformation of Religion.” Tokyo: Kokugakuin University.
Kurosaki, Hiroyuki. 2000. “The Spread of Electronic Networking and the Transformation of Religion.” Tokyo: Kokugakuin University.
Lawrence, Bruce B. 2002. “Allah On-line: The Practice of Global Islam in the Information Age.” Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media, Edited by SM Hoover and LS Clark: 237–253.
Lövheim, Mia. 2008. “Rethinking Cyberreligion?: Teens, Religion and the Internet in Sweden.” Nordicom Review 29 (2): 205–217.
Lövheim, Mia. 2004. “Intersecting Identities: Young People, Religion, and Interaction on the Internet”. Uppsala University. http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:164168.
Lövheim, Mia. 2004. “Young People, Religious Identity, and the Internet.” Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet: 59–73.
Lewis, James R. 2004. The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Oxford University Press New York, NY.
Livio, Oren, and Keren Tenenboim Weinblatt. 2007. “Discursive Legitimation of a Controversial Technology: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Women in Israel and the Internet.” The Communication Review 10 (1): 29–56.
Livio, Oren, and Keren Tenenboim Weinblatt. 2007. “Discursive Legitimation of a Controversial Technology: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Women in Israel and the Internet.” The Communication Review 10 (1): 29–56.
MacWilliams, Mark. 2004. “Virtual Pilgrimage to Ireland’s Croagh Patrick.” Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet: 223–237.
Mallapragada, Madhavi. 2006. “Home, Homeland, Homepage: Belonging and the Indian-American Web.” New Media & Society 8 (2): 207–227.
Maxwell, Patrick. 2002. “Virtual Religion in Context.” Religion 32 (4): 343–354.
McKenna, Katelyn YA, and John A. Bargh. 2000. “Plan 9 from Cyberspace: The Implications of the Internet for Personality and Social Psychology.” Personality and Social Psychology Review 4 (1): 57–75.
McKenna, Katelyn YA, and John A. Bargh. 1998. “Coming Out in the Age of the Internet: Identity‘ Demarginalization’ through Virtual Group Participation.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 75 (3): 681.
Miczek, Nadja. 2008. “Online Rituals in Virtual Worlds. Christian Online Service Between Dynamics and Stability.” Online–Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet: Vol. 03.1 Being Virtually Real? Virtual Worlds from a Cultural Studies’ Perspective.
Newhagen, John E., and Sheizaf Rafaeli. 1996. “Why Communication Researchers Should Study the Internet: A Dialogue.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 1 (4): 0–0.
NightMare, M. Macha. 2001. Witchcraft and the Web: Weaving Pagan Traditions Online. ECW Press.
Noomen, Ineke, Stef Aupers, and Dick Houtman. 2011. “IN THEIR OWN IMAGE? Catholic, Protestant and Holistic Spiritual Appropriations of the Internet.” Information, Communication & Society 14 (8): 1097–1117.
O’Leary, Stephen D. 1996. “Cyberspace as Sacred Space: Communicating Religion on Computer Networks.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 64 (4): 781–808.
O’Leary, Stephen D. 2005. “Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities of Networked Religion in the New Millennium.” Religion and Cyberspace: 38–49.
O’Leary, Stephen, and Brenda Brasher. 1996. “The Unknown God of the Internet: Religious Communication from the Ancient Agora to the Virtual Forum.” Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-mediated Communication: 233–269.
Oman-Reagan, Michael Paul. 2013. “Mapping the Temples of Cyborgism.”
Piff, David, and Margit Warburg. 2005. “Seeking for Truth: Plausibility on a Baha’i Email List.” Religion and Cyberspace: 86–101.
Prebish, Charles. 2004. “The Cybersangha: Buddhism on the Internet.” Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet: 135–150.
Scheifinger, Heinz. 2009. “Om-line Hinduism: World Wide Gods on the Web.” Australian Religion Studies Review 23 (3): 325–345.
Scheifinger, Heinz. 2009. “The Jagannath Temple and Online Darshan.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 24 (3): 277–290.
Scheifinger, Heinz. 2008. “Researching Religion on the WWW: Identifying an Object of Study for Hinduism.” Methodological Innovations Online 2 (3): 30–49.
Schroeder, Ralph, Noel Heather, and Raymond M. Lee. 1998. “The Sacred and the Virtual: Religion in Multi-User Virtual Reality.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 4 (2): 0–0.
Standage, Tom. 1998. The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s Online Pioneers. Weidenfeld & Nicolson London.
Tække, Jesper. 2002. “Cyberspace as a Space Parallel to Geographical Space.” In Virtual Space, 25–46. Springer.
Waghorne, Joanne Punzo. 2004. Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-class World. Oxford University Press New York.
Wertheim, Margaret. 2000. The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet. WW Norton & Company.
Wilbur, Shawn P. 2000. “An Archaeology of Cyberspaces: Virtuality, Community, Identity.” The Cybercultures Reader: 45–55.
Wilson, Walter P. 2000. The Internet Church. Word Pub.
Wilson, Len, and Jason Moore. 2002. Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship. Abingdon Press.
Zaleski, Jeff P. 2002. The Soul of Cyberspace. HarperCollins Publishers.

Online Journals and Resources

Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, (especially 12:3. Special Theme II: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication also on the Wiley Online Library)

The New Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere, a Social Science Research Council report.

 

Credits

Many of these references were suggested in a new religious movements electronic mailing list (NRM_Scholars) by:

  • Shawn Arthur, Appalachian State University
  • Shu-Chuan Chen, University of Warwick
  • Chas S. Clifton, Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Dereck Daschke, Truman State University
  • Kathinka Frøystad, University of Bergen
  • Wendy Griffin, California State University Long Beach
  • Jesper Aagaard Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

References were also aggregated from bibliographies produced by:

  • Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M University
  • Charles Ess, Drury University & Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Rev. Kenshin Fukamizu, Senshouji (Jodo Shin) temple, Hiroshima prefecture & Kanto Gakuin University
  • Christopher Helland, Dalhousie University
  • Stephen Jacobs, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Akira Kawabata, Osaka University
  • Hiroyuki Kurosaki, Kokugakuin University
  • Takanori Tamura, Kanto Gakuin University & St. Margaret’s College