Publications

Forthcoming and In-Press 

•Helland, C. and Johanna Sumiala (Forthcoming). Online Ritual: Form, Function, and Foundation. Journal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture.

•Helland, C. and David Michels (Forthcoming). Seeing the Others: Alternative Religion in the News. Religious Studies Review.

•Helland, C., Gregory Grieve, and Rohit Singh (Forthcoming). Creating the Kalachakra Online: Digitiyzing Ritual within the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. In: Xenia Zeller and Kerstin Radde (Eds.). Mediatized Religion in Asia: Studies on Digital Media and Religion. Routledge.

Publications

•Helland, C. (2016). Ashtar Command. In: David Bromley (Ed.) World Religions and Spiritualities Project.

•Helland, C. (2016). Digital Religion. In: David Yamane (Ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions (pp. 177-196). Springer: Switzerland.

•Helland, C. (2016). Digital Religion. In: James Arvantakis (Ed.) Sociologic: Analyzing Everyday Life and Culture (pp. 316-317). Oxford University Press: Sydney.

•Helland, C. (2015). Virtual Religion: A Case Study of Virtual Tibet. Oxford Handbooks Online. Oxford University Press: New York.

•Helland, C. (2015). Virtual Tibet: Maintaining Identity through Internet Networks. In: Gregory Grieve and Danielle Veidlinger (Eds.).The Pixel in the Lotus: Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media. Routledge: New York.

•Helland, C. (2013[2005]). Online Religion as Lived Religion: Methodological Issues in the Study of Religious Participation on the Internet. First Published in Online-Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, reprinted in C. Cusack and D. Kirby (Eds.) Sects, Cults and New Religions. Routledge Major Works: Oxford, UK.

•Helland, C. (2013). Online Religion. In: Nina Azari (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sciences of Religion (pp. 1154-1556). Springer: Netherlands.

•Helland, C. (2012). Ritual in Cyberspace. In: Heidi Campbell (Ed.). Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds (pp. 25-40). Routledge: New York.

•Helland, C. (2012). Online Religion in Canada: From Hype to Hyperlink. In: Lori Beaman (Ed.). Religion and Canadian Society: Traditions, Transitions, and Innovations (375-390). Canadian Scholar’s Press: Toronto.

•Helland, C. (2012). Online Religion. In: Nina Azari (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sciences of Religion. Springer: New York, NY.

•Helland, C. (2010). (Virtually) been there, (Virtually) done that: Examining the Online Religious Practices of the Hindu Tradition. Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, Special Issue on Aesthetics and the Dimensions of the Senses. Volume 4, Issue 1.

•Helland, C. (2008). Canadian Religious Diversity Online: A Network of Possibilities. In: Peter Beyer and Lori Beaman (Eds.). Religion and Diversity in Canada (127-148). Brill Academic Publishers: Boston.

•Helland, C. (2007). Diaspora on the Electronic Frontier: Developing Virtual Connections with Sacred Homelands. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Special Issue on Religion and the Internet. Volume 12, Issue 3, April 2007.

•Helland, C. (2007). Hinduism on the Internet. In: Denise Cush, Catherine Robinson and Michael York (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Hinduism (pp. 376-378). Routledge: New York.

•Helland, C. (2007). The Raelian Creation Myth and the Art of Cloning: Reality or Rhetoric? In: Dianne Tumminia (Ed.), Alien Worlds: Social and Religious Dimensions of the UFO Phenomenon (pp. 275-290). Syracuse University Press.

•Helland, C. (2006). “Using the Internet for Religious Studies Research.” Religious Studies Review. 32: 4, 222-223.

•Helland, C. (2006). “Websites for the Study of New Religious Movements.” Religious Studies Review. 32: 4, 215-216.

•Helland, C. (2005). “Online Religion as Lived Religion: Methodological Issues in the Study of Religious Participation on the Internet.” Online-Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet. Vol. 1, Issue 1. Special Issue on Theory and Methodology.

•Helland, C. (2004). Popular Religion and the World Wide Web: A Match Made in [Cyber]Heaven. In: Lorne Dawson and Douglas Cowan (Eds.), Online Religion: Finding Faith on the Internet (pp. 23-36). Routledge: New York.

•Helland, C. (2003). From Extraterrestrials to Ultraterrestrials: The Evolution of the Concept of Ashtar. In: Christopher Partridge (Ed.), UFO Religions (pp. 162-178). Routledge: London.

•Helland, C. (2003). The Ashtar Command. In: James R. Lewis (Ed.), The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of UFO Religions (pp. 497-518). Prometheus Books: New York.

•Palmer, S. and Helland, C. (2003). UFO Religions Online: Prophetic Failures and the Narrative Techniques of the Ground Crew. In: James R. Lewis (Ed.), The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of UFO Religions (pp. 331-346). Prometheus Books: New York.

•Helland, C. (2002). “Surfing for Salvation.” Religion. Vol. 32, (4), 293-302.

•Helland, C. (2000). Online Religion/Religion Online and Virtual Communitas. In: Jeffery K. Hadden and Douglas E. Cowan (Eds.), Religion on the Internet: Research Prospects and Promises (205-224). JAI Press: New York.

•Helland, C. (2000). The Ground Crew/Planetary Activation Organization. In: James R. Lewis (Ed.), UFOs and Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Myth (pp. 140- 142). ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, California.

•Helland, C. (2000). The Ashtar Command. In: James R. Lewis (Ed.), UFOs and Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Myth (pp. 37-40). ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, California.

•Helland, C. (2000). The Big Bang and the Big Bomb: Examining the Role of Science and Technology in Apocalyptic Belief Systems. Journal of Millennial Studies.
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•Helland, C. (1999). “Premillennialism, the Community of Conflict, and the Problems of Classification.” Journal of Religion and Culture. Vol. 13, Fall, (97-108).

Book Reviews

•Review of Stephen Ellingson, The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-First Century. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 2007. The Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, 2008.

•Review of Douglas Cowan, Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet. Routledge: London and New York, 2005. Journal of Contemporary Religion, October 2006: 21 (3).

•Review of Jens Kreinath, Constance Hartung, and Annette Deschner (Eds.), The Dynamics of Changing Rituals: The Transformation of Religious Rituals within Their Social and Cultural Context. Peter Lang: New York, 2004. Journal of Contemporary Religion, January 2006: 21 (1).

•Review of Paolo Apolito, The Internet and the Madonna: Religious Visionary Experience on the Web. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 2005. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, December 2005: 44 (4).

•Review of Brenda E. Brasher, Give Me That Online Religion. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, September 2005: 73 (3).

•Review of Emily Noelle Ignacio, Building Diaspora: Filipino Cultural Community Formation on the Internet. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2005. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, August 2005.

•Review of Stewart Hoover and Lynn Schofield Clark (Eds.), Practicing Religion in the Age of Media: Explorations in Media, Religion, and Culture. Columbia University Press: New York, 2002. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, December, 2003.

•Review of Mikael Rothstein (Ed.), New Age Religion and Globalization. Aarhus University Press: Denmark, 2001. Sociology of Religion, 64(3), Fall 2003.

•Review of William Sims Bainbridge, The Endtime Family: Children of God. University of New York Press: New York, 2002. The Canadian Journal of Sociology Online September – October 2002.