Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet
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The Institute for Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg released a new issue of its Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet titled Religion in Digital Games. Multiperspective and Interdisciplinary Approaches Vol 5 (2014) edited by Simone Heidbrink and Tobias Knoll.

Table of Contents

1. Let’s Talk Video Games! Introduction to the Special Issue on Religion in Digital Games by Simone Heidbrink and Tobias Knoll
2. Theorizing Religion in Digital Games. Perspectives and Approaches by Simone Heidbrink, Tobias Knoll and Jan Wysocki
3. Studying Religion in Digital Gaming. A Critical Review of an Emerging Field by Gregory Price Grieve and Heidi A. Campbell
4. Developing a Framework for Understanding the Relationship Between Religion and Videogames by Richard E. Ferdig
5. Locating the Locus of Study on "Religion" in Video Games by J.D.F. Tuckett and David G. Robertson
6. Game Cultures as Sub-Creations. Case Studies on Religion & Digital Play by Elke Hemminger
7. Maker’s Breath. Religion, Magic, and the ‘Godless’ World of BioWare’s Dragon Age II (2011) by Kristin M.S. Bezio
8. ‘The Lamb of Comstock’. Dystopia and Religion in Video Games by Frank G. Bosman
9. Religion as Resource in Digital Games by Ryan Clark Thames
10. ‘When people pray, a god is born... This god is you!’ An Introduction to Religion and God in Digital Games by Markus Wiemker and Jan Wysocki
11. The Lord is My Shepard. Confronting Religion in the Mass Effect Trilogy by Joshua A. Irizarry and Ita T. Irizarry
12. Religion(s) in Videogames. Historical and Anthropological Observations by Alessandro Testa
13. Socialization of Teenagers Playing The Sims. The Paradoxical Use of Video Games to Re-enchant Life by Pascaline Lorentz
14. Fátima Postmortem by Luís Lucas Pereira and Licínio Roque
15. The Mythic Scope of Journey. A Comparative Assessment Concerning the Spirit at Play and Cybernetic Shamanism by Robert William Guyker
16. Review: „eGods. Faith versus fantasy in computer gaming“ by Moritz Maurer

All articles are available for PDF download here.