Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication

Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication

by Robert S. Fortner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742551946

ISBN-13: 9780742551947

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication is the first comprehensive theoretical look at the nature of communication from a biblical Christian perspective. This groundbreaking new work discusses the implications of such a theory for interpersonal relations, use of media, and the development of digital culture in the wake of the

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Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication is the first comprehensive theoretical look at the nature of communication from a biblical Christian perspective. This groundbreaking new work discusses the implications of such a theory for interpersonal relations, use of media, and the development of digital culture in the wake of the computer. It also draws widely from the literature of the secular world, critiquing perspectives where necessary and adopting perspectives that are in line with Christian anthropology, epistemology, and ontology. Through this unique lens, the reader is able to understand communication as an art, as a tool for evangelism, and as a unique human activity that allows people to have a stake in the creation. It covers both mediated and non-mediated forms of communication, is sensitive to theological differences within the Christian faith, and examines closely the problem of technology, and especially digital technology, for the practice of communication. As the newest book in the Communication, Culture, and Religion Series, Robert Fortner's work illuminates the theological aspects of communication.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742551947
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Series:
Communication, Culture, and Religion Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Figures Chapter 3 Chapter 1: What is Communication? Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Communication: Theology and Theory Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Communication as a Relational Activity Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Communication through Technology Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Communication as if People Mattered Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Communication as Art Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Communication and Culture Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Communication, Information, and Knowledge Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Christian Intimacy and the Self in a Digital World Chapter 12 Chapter 10: Communicating in Cybernetic Culture Chapter 13 Chapter 11: Implications Chapter 14 References Chapter 15 Index

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