The Algorithmic Forms of the Religious Life: AI and the Idea of the ‘Creation’ of Religion”

“The Rise of the Non-Player Characters and the Non-Human Others: New Risks and Opportunities for Anthropology from Artificial Intelligence and the Metaverse”, RAI

Religion and Artificial Intelligence: Rejection, Adoption, Adaption (in the Religion Today book series, Routledge)

The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Artificial Intelligence (co-editing with Fraser Watts). Including specific chapters – “Religion and AI: An Introduction” and “The Anthropology and Sociology of Religion and AI”

“AI and Hope”, chapter in The Oxford Compendium of Hope, Oxford University Press


“Left Behind? Religion as a Vestige in ‘The Rapture of the Nerds’ and Other AI Singularity Literature” in Science and Religion in Western Literature: Critical and Theological Studies, Routledge)

“Origin and the End: Artificial Intelligence, Atheism, and Imaginaries of the Future of Religion”, chapter in Emerging Voices in Science and Theology: Contributions by Young Women (Routledge)

“AI Apocalypticism and the Religious Impulse In, and From, the Terminator Franchise” in Representing Religion in Film (Bloomsbury)


Radical Transformations in Minority Religions (co-editer Eileen Barker) November 2021. Including specific chapters – “Radical Transformations in Minority Religions: Reflections” and “When Galaxies Collide: The Question of Jediism’s Revisionism in the face of Corporate Buyouts and Mythos ‘Retconning’”


The AI Creation Meme: A Case Study of the New Visibility of Religion in Artificial Intelligence Discourse in a special issue of Religions on the New Visibility of Religion.

Meme Paper Abstract

“Blessed by the Algorithm”: Theistic Conceptions of Artificial Intelligence in Online Discourse in the Journal of AI and Society

Blessed Paper Abstract

“Artificial Intelligence and the Parent/Child Narrative”, a book chapter for AI Narratives: A History of Imagining Thinking About Intelligent Machines (March 2020)


“Conceiving AI: Creation and the Parent/Child Narrative in Blade Runner 2049”, book chapter in Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy, eds Robin Bunce and Trip McCossin, Open Court Publishing Company.

“Existential Hope and Existential Despair in AI Apocalypticism and Transhumanism”, in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.



A special issue on AI and Religion for The Journal of Implicit Religion, edited by Beth Singler and including her articles: “An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Religion for the Religious Studies Scholar” and “Roko’s Basilisk or Pascal’s? Thinking of Singularity Thought Experiments as Implicit Religion”.

Perceptions and Portrayels of AI and Why They Matter (Royal Society Report, co-written with Cave, S., Craig, C., Dihal, K., Dillon, S., Montgomery, J., & Taylor, L.)


The Indigo Children: New Age Experimentation with Self and Science, monograph with Routledge. Review in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, March 2020

JAAR review

JAAR Review, last paragraph


“No Leader, No Followers: The Internet and the End of Charisma?” in Inform’s 25th Anniversary Conference Volume, edited by Eugene Gallagher, with Routledge.

“The New Age Movement and the Definition of the Child”, in The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood, edited by Anna Strhan, Stephen G. Parker, Susan Ridgely, with Bloomsbury.


“Big, Bad Pharma: New Age Biomedical Conspiracy Narratives and their Expression in the Concept of the Indigo Child”, Nova Religio, November 2015.

“‘My Brother, the Insect’: Researching the Indigo Children and Their New Age Cosmologies and Spiritual Guides” in DISKUS, Journal of the BASR, September 2015.

“Internet-based New Religious Movements and Dispute Resolution” in Sandberg, R. (ed.) Religion and Legal Pluralism, Ashgate

“New Age Movement, Possession and Exorcism in” in Laycock, J. (ed.) Spirit Possession Around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures, ABC-CLIO.


“’SEE MOM IT IS REAL’: The UK Census, Jediism and Social Media”, in Journal of Religion in Europe, Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2014.