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  • Media Perceptions and Religious Change in Australia

    Of Dominance and Diversities, 1st Edition

    By Enqi Weng

    This volume explores the contradiction between the news coverage given to issues of religion, particularly since 2001 in relation to issues such as terrorism, politics, security and gender, and the fact of its apparent decline according to census data. Based on media research in Australia, and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Religion

  • Media and the Science-Religion Conflict

    Mass Persuasion in the Evolution Wars, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Aechtner

    This book examines why the religion-science skirmishes known as the Evolution Wars have persisted into the 21st century. It does so by considering the influences of mass media in relation to decision-making research and the Elaboration Likelihood Model, one of the most authoritative persuasion…

    Hardback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Celebrity Worship

    1st Edition

    By Pete Ward

    Celebrity Worship provides an introduction to the fascinating study of celebrity culture and religion. The book argues for celebrity as a foundational component for any consideration of the relationship between Religion, Media and Culture. Celebrity Worship is seen as a vibrant and interactive…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Ethics and Religion in the Age of Social Media

    Digital Proverbs for Responsible Citizens, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Healey, Robert H. Woods Jr.

    Arguing that popular digital platforms promote misguided assumptions about ethics and technology, this book lays out a new perspective on the relation between technological capacities and human virtue. The authors criticize the “digital catechism” of technological idolatry arising from the insular,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Digital Hinduism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Xenia Zeiler

    Digital Religion does not simply refer to religion as it is carried out online, but more broadly studies how digital media interrelate with religious practice and belief. This collection explores Digital Hinduism and consequentially studies how Hinduism is expressed in the digital sphere and how…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Religion, Modernity, Globalisation

    From Nation-State to Market, 1st Edition

    By François Gauthier

    This book argues that the last four decades have seen profound and important changes in the nature and social location of religion, and that those changes are best understood when cast against the associated rise of consumerism and neoliberalism. These transformations are often misunderstood and…

    Hardback – 2019-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam

    Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarwar Alam

    It has been argued that the mystical Sufi form of Islam is the most sensitive to other cultures, being accommodative to other traditions and generally tolerant to peoples of other faiths. It readily becomes integrated into local cultures and they are similarly often infused into Sufism. Examples of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Christianity and the Triumph of Humor

    From Dante to David Javerbaum, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Schweizer

    This book traces the development of religious comedy and leverages that history to justify today’s uses of religious humor in all of its manifestations, including irreverent jokes. It argues that regulating humor is futile and counterproductive, illustrating this point with a host of comedic…

    Hardback – 2019-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Film and the Afterlife

    1st Edition

    By David Rankin

    This book explores how post-death existence is represented in popular film, looking at issues such as continuity, personal identity, and the nature of existence beyond the grave. Film often returns to the theme of dying, death and the afterlife, both directly and indirectly, because there are very…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • The Bible, Social Media and Digital Culture

    1st Edition

    By Peter M. Phillips

    This book centres on the use of the Bible within contemporary digital social media culture and gives an overview of its use online with examples from brand-new research from the CODEC Research Centre at Durham University, UK. It examines the shift from a propositional to a therapeutic approach to…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Religion

  • 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 – 2019-05-02
    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 United States 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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