Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds

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Heidi Campbell
Routledge, 2013 - Religion - 272 pages
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Digital Religion offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and new media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of new media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions. From cell phones and video games to blogs and Second Life, the book:

  • provides a detailed review of major topics
  • includes a series of case studies to illustrate and elucidate the thematic explorations
  • considers the theoretical, ethical and theological issues raised.

Drawing together the work of experts from key disciplinary perspectives, Digital Religion is invaluable for students wanting to develop a deeper understanding of the field.

 

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Contents

The rise of the study of digital religion Heidi A Campbell
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Themes in the study of religion and new media
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Thematic case studies
119
Reflections on studying religion and new media
223
Index
269
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Heidi A. Campbell is Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University, USA. Her books include Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005) and When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, 2010).

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