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Religion in the Media Age

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Looking at the everyday interaction of religion and media in our cultural lives, Hoover s new book is a fascinating assessment of the state of modern religion.



Recent years have produced a marked turn away from institutionalized religions towards more autonomous, individual forms of the search for spiritual meaning. Film, television, the music industry and the internet are
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Hardcover, 341 pages
Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge (first published April 26th 2006)
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In Religion in the Media Age, Stewart Hoover examines the intersection of religion and media and filters his own research through the existing body of scholarship on the relationship and cultural effects of religion and media. Hoover’s argument is that religion and media can no longer effectively be viewed as separate spheres, but instead must be seen as overlapping entities that share the same spaces and purposes (9). He is interested in how we are conditioned to consume media and how our ...more
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