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Online Ethnographic Research: Avatars in Virtual Worlds

Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Ethnography in online virtual worlds has become an exceedingly active research area (Boellstorff et al. 2012). When applied to religion, it can be conceptualized in two rather different ways. First, it can be seen...

The Bible: How Christians Use Their Text

Craig W.C. Ginn

Craig W.C. Ginn is an instructor at University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction The Bible is a, if not the most, renowned literary work in the world. Guinness World Records refers to the Bible as “the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book” (Guiness World Records 2020). A History...

Virtuosity and Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Marion Goldman is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, USA and Scholar in Residence at Portland Center for Public Humanities. In six books and many articles, she explores intersections of spirituality, gender, and society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Pfaff

Steven Pfaff is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, USA. His interdisciplinary articles consider religion, social movements, and collective behaviour. Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany won the European Academy Prize for Best Book and the Social Science History Association President's Award.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spiritual Virtuoso : Personal Faith and Social Transformation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Virtuosity Spiritual virtuosi can be identified across religions, cultures, and historical epochs. In every setting, they possess affinities and lasting desires that compel them to strive to transcend the mundane world and reach toward...

Does race have a religion? On the “Faith” of Du Bois

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Long after his death, scholars and a more general readership find W. E. B. Du Bois’ writings compelling, and continue to respond to his framings of our social worlds.This chapter was first published as a Review Essay of W. E. B. Du Bois...

Researching Religion, Digital Games and Gamers: (E-)Merging Methodologies

Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Few will seriously doubt that within the last decade digital games have become an important and influential part of contemporary popular culture. Among many other topics derived from the sociocultural environments digital...

Sacred Objects and Conservation: The Changing Impact of Sacred Objects on Conservators

Religion in Museums : Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...You can’t beat that, can you, when first-hand knowledge is coming from someone with experience. The Emergence of Conservation Italian Renaissance artists happily retouched and repainted religious icons “to revive the colors to the desired...

Remembering the Air: Aesthetic, Ethical, and Spiritual Dimensions of Wind Energy

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature : The Elements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Air is at once powerfully omnipresent and strangely absent. It envelopes all things and makes our very existence possible, yet it remains unseen and largely unnoticed. Air is invisible but not exactly intangible; we can feel it, yet somehow...

Buddhism and Economics

Courtney Bruntz

Courtney Bruntz is Assistant Professor at Doane University, Crete, NE, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In 1973 British economist E.F. Schumacher’s book Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered was published and introduced the term Buddhist economics. While the expression appeared in the essay “Buddhist Economics” published...

Appropriate Humor III: Safe and Subversive Humor

Elisha McIntyre

Elisha McIntyre is Lecturer in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religious Humor in Evangelical Christian and Mormon Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...IntroductionJohn MoyerJohn Moyer, in discussion with the author, June 13, 2010. If you’re really an artist, you seek to use comedy as a tool. So how do you use that tool to confront a world that says no confrontation? The potential...

In the Wake of Obama’s Hope: Thoughts on Black Lives Matter, Moralism, and Re-imaging Race Struggle

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in the Age of Obama

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...During the “age of Obama”By this phrase, I mean his initial campaign through the end of his second term in office—complete with its vision of collective life fueled by a synergistic commitment to liberal religiosity in the mode...