Religion has always been shaped by the media of its day, as when the early Christians used the fish as a secret symbol of their identity. These days religious believers and institutions use Facebook, bumper stickers, YouTube and many other channels to communicate, build communities and express their identities. We live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave.
This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to the contemporary field of religion, media and culture. The chapters:
Jeffrey Mahan takes a lively non-technical approach and incorporates a range of case studies contributed by leading researchers in the field.
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