Formen individualisierter Religion in der virtuellen Welt des Second Life

Anfang 2007 war der Medienhype um die virtuelle Welt "Second Life" (SL) überwältigend. Einige Monate später wurde sie für tot erklärt, und nur ab und zu erschien ein Artikel darüber, wie tot sie tatsächlich war. Nichtsdestotrotz ist das Leben in der virtuellen Welt und insbesondere das rel...

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Published in:Marburger Online Books (Band 1)
Main Author: Müller-Stoffels, Christoph
Format: Book
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2010
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Table of Contents: In early 2007 the media hype about the virtual world "Second Life" (SL) was overwhelming. Some months later it was declared dead and only every once in awhile appears an article in the media about how dead it actually is. Nevertheless, life in the virtual world, and particularly religious life in such a world, is still active. This text will show that 3D virtual environments give new possibilities to actively experience religious life and therefore create an interesting field for the comparative study of religions. In the chapter on theory the focus lies on the theses of individualization and secularization. Furthermore, some notes are made about social research on the internet in general and the research on the internet for comparative study of religions in particular.