About the discipline

Advances in technology have long been tied to religious uses, from the printing press disseminating copies of the Bible, to the Internet, where information and discussions about religion pervade. Read More »


  • “Caring through technology: using e-mail for Christian pastoral care” by Stella Mills. Interacting with Computers (2010).
  • “Technology, Religion, and Justice: The Problems of Disembedded and Disembodied Law” by Franz A. Foltz and Frederick A. Foltz. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. 26, no. 6 (2006): 463-71.
  • “Islam in the Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas, and Cyber Islamic Environments” by Gregory Starrett. History of Religions. 46, no. 3 (2007): 268-71.
  • “Religion colors Americans’ views of nanotechnology.” Biotech Business Week, March 3, 2008.
  • “Cross-cultural perspectives on religion and computer-mediated communication” by C. Ess. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(3), 2007
  • “Online for the faithful” by Darren Osborne. The Courier Mail (Australia), April 2, 2008.
  • “Pope launches own Facebook page; But no, you can’t become a papal friend, and you can’t poke him” by Reuters. The Gazette (Montreal), May 24, 2009
  • “Religion sells computers in India Intel researcher claims” by Nick Farrell., Jan. 5, 2009.
  • “A Capitalist Venturing in the World of Computers and Religion” by Laura M. Holson. The New York Times, Jan. 3, 2000.
  • “Cyberspace as Sacred Space: Communicating Religion on Computer Networks” by Stephen D. O’Leary. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, LX1V/4.
  • “Jesus Online (cover story).” Time Mgazine, Dec. 16, 1996.
  • “The relationship between religious expression and outcomes in online support groups: A partial replication.” by Morton A. Lieberman. Computers in Human Behavior, 25:3 (2009): 690-694.
  • “The New Virtual (Inter)Face of African Pentecostalism. Society, 46:6 (2009): 496-503.
  • “How the Internet Shapes Religious Life, or the Medium Is Itself the Message” by J.M. van der Laan. Bulletin of Science, Technology &Society, 29:4 (2009): 272-277.


  • Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-created World. Noreen Herzfeld. Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009.
  • Give Me That Online Religion. Brenda E. Brasher. Rutgers University Press, 2004.
  • TechGnosis: Myth, Magic & Mysticism in the Age of Information. Erik Davis. Gale Group, 2004
  • Islam In The Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments. Gary R. Bunt. Pluto Press, 2003
  • Rewired: Youth Ministry in an Age of IM and MySpace. Peggy Kendall. Judson Press, 2007.
  • God from the Machine: Artificial Intelligence Models of Religious Cognition. William Sims Bainbridge. AltaMira Press, 2006.
  • Exploring Religious Community Online: We Are One in the Network. Heidi Campbell. Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated, 2005.
  • Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About: MIT Lectures on God and Computers. Donald Ervin Knuth. Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2001.
  • Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet. Lorne & Dawson. Routledge, 2004.

Case studies

  • “Predicting Religion: Four Case Studies” by Grace Davie and Linda Woodhead. Religion, Volume 32, Issue 1, January 2002, Pages 1-2.

Codes of ethics


More links

Professional associations and faith groups

Recent research

  • Foltz, Franz A and Frederick A. Foltz. “Technology, Religion, and Justice: The Problems of Disembedded and Disembodied Law.” Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. 26, no. 6 (2006): 463-71.
  • Starrett, Gregory. “Islam in the Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas, and Cyber Islamic Environments.” History of Religions. 46, no. 3 (2007): 268-71.
  • Campbell, Heidi. “Religion and the Internet in the Israeli Orthodox context.” Israel Affairs. Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2011): 364-83.
  • Cheong, Pauline Hope; Jessie P.H. Poon; Shirlena Huang and Irene Casas. “The Internet Highway and Religious Communities: Mapping and Contesting Spaces in Religion-Online.” The Information Society. Vol. 25, no. 5 (Sept. 2009): 291-302.
  • Share, email or print


  • Jump to a discipline

    Jump to a resource format

  • Translate this page