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  • Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

    Edited by Vit Šisler, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler

    Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Islam and Popular Culture

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Religion and Media

    Edited by Danielle L. Kirby, Carole M. Cusack

    Drawing together formative works from across the interrelated disciplines of religion and media, this collection will articulate the field of religion and media. Incorporating both historical and contemporary concerns, and a range of methodological approaches, this major work will focus upon the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Creating Church Online

    Ritual, Community and New Media

    By Tim Hutchings

    Online churches are internet-based Christian communities, pursuing worship, discussion, friendship, support, proselytization, and other key religious goals through computer-mediated communication. Hundreds of thousands of people are now involved with online congregations, generating new kinds of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views

    Edited by Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, Annie Hesp

    The Spanish Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage rooted in the Medieval period and increasingly active today, has attracted a growing amount of both scholarly and popular attention. With its multiple points of departure in Spain and other European countries, its simultaneously secular and religious…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Digital Judaism

    Jewish Negotiations with Digital Media and Culture

    Edited by Heidi A Campbell

    In this volume, contributors consider the ways that Jewish communities and users of new media negotiate their uses of digital technologies in light of issues related to religious identity, community and authority. Digital Judaism presents a broad analysis of how and why various Jewish groups…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century

    Technology, Dialogue, and Expanding Borders

    Edited by Gina Messina-Dysert, Rosemary Radford Ruether

    This anthology of brand new essays will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge

  • Media and New Religions in Japan

    By Erica Baffelli

    Japanese "new religions" (shinshūkyō) have used various media forms for training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting the image of the leader, and, potentially, attracting converts. In this book the complex and dual relationship between media and new…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Reception and Response

    Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts

    Edited by Graham McGregor, R. S. White

    Originally published in 1990. Each of the 12 chapters in this book build upon an approach to the analysis of spoken and written texts that is centred upon the recipient rather than the producer, for the abilities of listeners and readers deserve much attention. This book should be of interest to…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

  • A Theology for a Mediated God

    How Media Shapes Our Notions About Divinity

    By Dennis Ford

    A Theology for a Mediated God introduces a new way to examine the shaping effects of media on our notions of God and divinity. In contrast to more conventional social-scientific methodologies and conversations about the relationship between religion and media, Dennis Ford argues that the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

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