9780787959289

Give Me That Online Religion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787959289

  • ISBN10:

    0787959286

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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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. Religion's move to the online world does not mean technology's triumph over faith. Rather, Brasher argues, it assures religion's place in the wired universe, along with commerce and communications--meeting the spiritual demands of Internet generations to come.

Author Biography

Brenda E. Brasher is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at King's College, University of Aberdeen. She frequently serves as a religious consultant to the media, and for more than a decade has documented and analyzed Internet and Web activities 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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