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  • Celebrity Morals and the Loss of Religious Authority

    1st Edition

    By John Portmann

    This book examines American popular culture to demonstrate that celebrities have superseded religious figures as moral authorities. As trust in religious institutions has waned over recent decades, the once frivolous entertainment fringe has become the moral center. Young people and voters…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • American Catholic Bishops and the Politics of Scandal

    Rhetoric of Authority, 1st Edition

    By Meaghan O'Keefe

    This book explores the rhetoric and public communication of the Catholic Church in the US in the wake of the sexual abuse scandals, and offers a demonstration of how large organizations negotiate a loss of public trust while retaining political power. While the Catholic Church remains a major…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Gaming and the Divine

    A New Systematic Theology of Video Games, 1st Edition

    By Frank G. Bosman

    This book formulates a new theological approach to the study of religion in gaming. Video games have become one of the most important cultural artefacts of modern society, both as mediators of cultural, social, and religious values and in terms of commercial success. This has led to a significant…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • The Bible and Digital Millennials

    1st Edition

    By David G. Ford, Joshua L. Mann, Peter M. Phillips

    The Bible and Digital Millennials explores the place of the Bible in the lives of 18- to 35-year-olds who have been born into the digital age. As the use of digital media becomes increasingly pervasive, it should follow that it will have a significant effect on people’s engagement with religion and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Religion

  • Mediatized Religion in Asia

    Studies on Digital Media and Religion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler

    This edited volume discusses mediatized religion in Asia, examining the intensity and variety of constructions and processes related to digital media and religion in Asia today. Individual chapters present case studies from various regions and religious traditions in Asia, critically discussing the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

  • Government Surveillance of Religious Expression

    Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Montalbano

    Recent revelations about government surveillance of citizens have led to questions about whether there should be better defined boundaries around privacy. Should government officials have the right to specifically target certain groups for extended surveillance? United States municipal, territorial…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Performative Ground of Religion and Theatre

    1st Edition

    By David V. Mason

    Religious practitioners and theatregoers have much in common. So much, in fact, that we can say that religion is often a theatrical phenomenon, and that theatre can be a religious experience. By examining the phenomenology of religion, we can in turn develop a better understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • Blogging My Religion

    Secular, Muslim, and Catholic Media Spaces in Europe, 1st Edition

    By Giulia Evolvi

    Religion in Europe is currently undergoing changes that are reconfiguring physical and virtual spaces of practice and belief, and these changes need to be understood with regards to the proliferation of digital media discourses. This book explores religious change in Europe through a comparative…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online

    1st Edition

    By Juli L. Gittinger

    The way people encounter ideas of Hinduism online is often shaped by global discourses of religion, pervasive Orientalism and (post)colonial scholarship. This book addresses a gap in the scholarly debate around defining Hinduism by demonstrating the role of online discourses in generating and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

    Possession and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Alvin Eng Hui Lim

    In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and divinities now have new forms in which they can…

    Hardback – 2018-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Digital Existence

    Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amanda Lagerkvist

    Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture advances debates on digital culture and digital religion in two complementary ways. First, by focalizing the themes ‘ontology,’ ‘ethics’ and ‘transcendence,’ it builds on insights from research on digital religion in order to…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

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