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Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader

Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader

by Gordon Lynch
     
 

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This Reader brings together a selection of key writings to explore the relationship between religion, media and cultures of everyday life. It provides an overview of the main debates and developments in this growing field, focusing on four major themes:

  • Religion, spirituality and consumer culture
  • Media and

Overview

This Reader brings together a selection of key writings to explore the relationship between religion, media and cultures of everyday life. It provides an overview of the main debates and developments in this growing field, focusing on four major themes:

  • Religion, spirituality and consumer culture
  • Media and the transformation of religion
  • The sacred senses: visual, material and audio culture
  • Religion, and the ethics of media and culture.

This collection is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers wanting a deeper understanding of religion and contemporary culture.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The ability to separate religion from media from culture is becoming more dubious by the day. This collection of essays allows readers to relish the complexities and discover threads that lead in brand new directions to help us rethink religion, media, and culture. The editors have assembled a needed tool for classroom use, provoking questions, but also supplying the critical means to think through contemporary cultural engagements."

- S. Brent Plate, managing editor of Material Religion, author of Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World

"As a whole, the volume...provides a good mixture of original and previously published work...[It] is organized around a set of highly relevant themes, and provides a useful andaccessible resource for courses and teaching on religion, media and culture."

-Marcus Moberg, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136649592
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/13/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
File size:
697 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Lynch is Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include Understanding Theology and Popular Culture (2005) and Between Sacred and Profane: Researching Religion and Popular Culture (2007).

Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His publications include Mediating Religion: Conversations in Media, Religion and Culture (2003), Media Violence and Christian Ethics and The Religion and Film Reader (2007).

Anna Strhan is a researcher based in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent, UK.

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