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 Rachel Wagner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion
Can religion genuinely exist online? That was the question posed to Wagner by Voice of America. Wagner says that the online experience gives people a “taste of infinity.” “There’s so many possibilities that come up we cannot possibly process them all,” she said....

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Rachel Wagner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion
Smartphones aren’t just keeping people in touch with each other, now they’re keeping them in touch with God, reports the Reuters news service. Rachel Wagner was asked to comment on the recent influx of religious apps available for phones. "Technology is one way we project outward our sense of...

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Rachel Wagner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion
In anticipation of her upcoming book, “Godwired: Religion, Ritual and Virtual Reality,” Wagner spoke with the Vermont newspaper Seven Days about religion in the virtual world. Wagner says that experiences online have become so realistic that it’s easy to become immersed in them. She cites...

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Rachel Wagner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion
According to a study quoted by Fox News, 54% of films in 2009 had “positive, faith-filled themes.” Wagner believes that this is due to movie viewers seeking to fill a spiritual vacuum. As she told Fox News, “the storyline as redemptive is a structure in film that we used to find in the...

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