Handbook of Hyper-real Religions

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BRILL, 28 мар. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 456
‘Hyper-real religions’ are innovative religions and spirituality that mix elements of religious tradition with popular culture. Through various case studies, this book studies the on and off-line religious/spiritual consumption of these narratives through a social scientific approach.
 

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An Introduction to HyperReal Religions
1
HyperReal Religion Performing in Baudrillards Integral Reality
23
Part One 20th Century Case Studies of HyperReal Religions
37
Remix and Art in Discordianism the Church of the SubGenius and the Temple of Psychick Youth
39
Heavens Gate Science Fiction Religions and Popular American Culture
59
Prophecies in the Realm of Science Fiction and Religion
85
Part Two 21st Century Case Studies of HyperReal Religions
109
Matrixism New Mythologies and Symbolic Pilgrimages
111
Material Culture Divination and HyperReligious Innovation
247
Who Is Irma Plavatsky? Theosophy Rosicrucianism and the Internationalisation of Popular Culture from the Dime Novel to The Da Vinci Code
267
Ramanand Sagars Ramayan Politics and Popular Piety in Late TwentiethCentury India
279
Hinduism and HyperReality
299
Part Four Reacting to the HyperReal Religious Phenomenon
319
Muslim Youth Hiphop and the Homological Imagination
321
Christians and Computer Games
339
Harry Potter vs The Roman Catholic Church in Poland
359

Metaphysical Questing and Virtual Community Amongst the Otherkin
129
Analysing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community
141
From Fans to Followers
165
The Spiritual Milieu Based on J R R Tolkiens Literary Mythology
185
Part Three The Internet Computer Games and Casual Dealings with the HyperReal Religious Phenomenon
205
Evangelical Christianity and RolePlaying Gaming
207
An Infinity of Experiences HyperReal Paganism and Real Enchantment in World of Warcraft
225
The Enchantment of Science and Atheism in This Cosmos
375
Conclusion Anomie Alienation and the Future of HyperReal Religions
399
Max Weber and the Spirit of Contemporary Popular Culture
401
The Future of HyperReal Religions?
423
Contributors Biographies
429
Index
435
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