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The Flow of Faith Online

Robert M. Geraci

in Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344697
eISBN:
9780199374731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344697.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a brief interpretation of Second Life and its history, culminating in three primary issues: the ways residents think about themselves and their avatars; the potential for ... More


Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet

Kelsy Burke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286320
eISBN:
9780520961586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286320.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media typically talk about religious conservatives and sexuality. Moving attention away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and ... More


Introduction

Kelsy Burke

in Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286320
eISBN:
9780520961586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286320.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter challenges the common assumption that religion and sexuality are in tension with one another by introducing conservative evangelical Christians who use digital media to promote the idea ... More


A Cultural Adventure

Robert M. Geraci

in Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344697
eISBN:
9780199374731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344697.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

World of Warcraft is a persistent, online world that millions of players log onto and create heroic identities. Although World of Warcraft was built for entertainment, it takes on ... More


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