Religion: Religion & Media

  • Christianity and the Triumph of Humor: From Dante to David Javerbaum book cover

    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 its point with a host of comedic…

    Hardback – 2019-07-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Film and the Afterlife book cover

    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 book cover

    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 – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Religion

  • Celebrity Morals and the Loss of Religious Authority book cover

    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    This book examines American popular culture to demonstrate that celebrities have superseded religious figures as moral authorities.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 book cover

    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 – 2019-05-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Creating Church Online: Ritual, Community and New Media book cover

    Creating Church Online

    Ritual, Community and New Media, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge

  • Gaming and the Divine: A New Systematic Theology of Video Games book cover

    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 artifacts 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 – 2019-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • The Bible and Digital Millennials book cover

    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 – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Religion

  • Mediatized Religion in Asia: Studies on Digital Media and Religion book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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

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