Год издания: 2004
Издатель: Rutgers University Press
Количество страниц: 220
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How is cyberspace transforming American religion? Brasher, an independent religion scholar, believes that the Web's new transcendence spells nothing short of a bona fide Reformation for religious traditions. Just as the printing press made possible the Lutheran Reformation, the explosion of cyberspace "brings with it a tidal wave of new spirituality that may sweep us all up in its path." Brasher is a bit vague about the details of this sea change, believing that specific prognostications about the future of online religion are unwise since the technology itself changes so rapidly. She offers a few tantalizing tidbits based on a sampling of the more than one million faith-related Web sites that now exist. How about a Cyber-Seder? Or "repentance" Web pages where confessing Christians list their sins and then, with the click of a mouse, see them erased? Brasher expresses an informed ambivalence about the future of online religion, noting some of its positive points (e.g., the ability to...