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Brenda E. Brasher
Department of Sociology
New Orleans, LA 70118
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-AmRel
|Interests:||Ethnic History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Brenda E. Brasher
Ph.D., Social Ethics, University of Southern California, 1995
B.A., IUPUI, 1986
Millennialism and Society Series, London: Equinox Press, (ongoing) Editor-in-Chief
Apocalyptic Desire, London, Equinox Press,2006.
Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, Religion & Society series, New York, Routledge, 2001.
Give Me That Online Religion, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2001, 2nd edition: 2005.
Godly Women: Fundamentalism and Female Power, New Jersey, Routledge, 1998.
"When Your Friend is Your Enemy: American Christian Fundamentalists and Israel at the New Millennium," in Millennial Visions: Essays on Twentieth-Century Millenarianism, ed. Martha F. Lee (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2001).
“The Civic Challenge of Virtual Eschatology: Heaven’s Gate and Millennial Fever in Cyberspace,” in Religion and Social Policy, ed. Paula D. Nesbitt (Walnut Creek, CA, AltaMira Press, 2001).
"From Revelation to The X-Files: An Autopsy of Millennialism in American Popular Culture," Semeia Vol. 82: 281-95, Summer, 2000.
"Women at the End of the World: Christian Fundamentalist Millenarianism as an Engendering Machine," JMS Vol. 2, Issue 1, Summer, 1999
"On Politics and Transcendence: The Promise Keepers at Washington DC," Nova Religio, Vol. 2:4, Dec. 1998.
"My Beloved is All-Radiant: Two Case Studies of Congregational-Based Christian Female Fundamentalist Enclaves and the Religious Experience They Cultivate Among Women," Review for Religious Research, 38:3, 231-246, March 1997.
"Thoughts on the Status of the Cyborg: On Technological Socialization and Its Link to the Religious Function of Popular Culture," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 64:4, 809-830, Winter, 1996.
"What Light Through These Church Windows?" The Disciple, 135:6, 6-8, June 1997.
"Don't Judge Religion in Cyberspace by Heaven's Gate," The Disciple, 135:6, 9-10, June 1997.
"'The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Into the Third Millennium," Discipliana, 55:3; Fall 1995.
Congregation and Community [B. E. Brasher contributor; N. T. Ammerman primary author]; (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997).
"The Unknown God of the Internet: Religious Communication from the Ancient Agora to the "Virtual Forum," [co-authored with Stephen O'Leary] in Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communications, ed. Charles Ess (Albany: SUNY Press, 1996).
plus numerous reviews, encyclopedia entries and other academic writing projects.