9780787945794

Give Me That Online Religion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787945794

  • ISBN10:

    078794579X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

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Summary

The future of online religion is now! Operating online allows long-established religious communities to reach the unaffiliated like never before. More startling is the ease by which anyone with internet access can create new circles of faith. Electronic shrines and kitschy personal Web "altars" express adoration for living celebrities, just as they honor the memory of long-departed martyrs. In Give Me That Online Religion, online religion expert Brenda Brasher braves a new world in which cyber concepts and technologies challenge conventional ideas about the human condition--all the while attempting to realize age-old religious ideals of transcendence and eternal life. As the Internet continues its rapid absorption of culture, Give Me That Online Religion offers pause for thought about spirituality in the cyber-age. Religion2s move to the online world does not mean technology2s triumph over faith. Rather, Brasher argues, it assures religion2s place in the wired universe, along with commerce and communications--meeting the spiritual demands of Internet generations to come.

Author Biography

BRENDA BRASHER is assistant professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. She frequently serves as a religion consultant to MSNBC and, since 1990, has been documenting and analyzing Web sites of traditional and alternative religious groups.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Participation of Germans in the Discovery of America 7(10)
PERIOD I. THE COLONIAL TIME TO THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY
The Settlement of Tidewater Virginia
17(30)
The Organization of the Colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and the German Sects
47(8)
Topographical Survey of Virginia
55(5)
Causes of the German Immigration into Virginia during the 18th Century
60(6)
German Settlements in Middle Virginia and Piedmont
66(18)
Settlement of the North-western Mountain Region of Virginia by German-Pennsylvanians and Germans
84(20)
The French and Indian War---and Indian Devastations
104(8)
The War of Independence and the German-Virginians
112(32)
German Allied Troops of England as Prisoners of War in Virginia
144(10)
The Indian-hunters and the German-Virginian Emigration to the West
154

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