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Contributed by Craig Duncan on 05/07/2013
Rachel Wagner (Dept. of Philosophy and Religion) has published an article in The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the flagship journal for the discipline of Religious Studies.
Rachel's article, "God in the Game: Cosmopolitanism and Religious Conflict in Videogames," was published in the most recent issue of the journal (March 2013, vol. 81:1, pp. 249-261)((2013).
The article explores such topics as references to religious ideas and images in video games; it examines the cultural attractions and implications of video games (in particular, "first person shooter" games), especially as regards cosmopolitan understandings of diversity and pluralism.
A pdf of the article is available at http://jaar.oxfordjournals.org/content/81/1/249.full.pdf+html