Religious Television

Author: Robert Abelman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0893916447
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This volume addresses the various and highly topical controversies surrounding religious television by examining its history, structure, content, viewship, and social impact. It represents a compilation of original essays written by the world's leading scholars, regulators, authorities, and watchdogs of religious television. Each controversy is addressed from a wide range of perspectives. The result is a most interesting exchange of ideas and ideologies: the presentation of empirical data, theology and learned opinion, and an assortment of insightful conclusions.

Religion And The Family

Author: Ronald Simkins
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 1881871495
Size: 40.90 MB
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In this volume, the complex relationships between religion and the family are explored by fourteen scholars across a range of disciplines. Grounded in a shared focus on the evolving realities of family life and religious beliefs and practice in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, past and present, the essays address key questions: How has religion shaped conceptions of and life in the family? How have experiences of the family shaped religion? Drawing on biblical studies, theology, spirituality, history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and law, the contributors offer a new, more complex and historically nuanced picture of this symbiotic relationship.

Journalism Quarterly

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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical materials.

Encyclopedia Of Communication And Information Por Zoo Index

Author: Jorge Reina Schement
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028653853
Size: 36.73 MB
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Explores the full spectrum of communication, from careers to information technologies, in an interdisciplinary fashion. Emphasis is on both historical and current issues, topics, and people.

Handbook Of Religion And Society

Author: David Yamane
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319313959
Size: 62.24 MB
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The Handbook of Religion and Society is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of a vital force in the world today. It is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the role of religion in society. This includes both the social forces that shape religion and the social consequences of religion. This handbook captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, and shows readers important future directions for scholarship. Among the emerging topics covered in the handbook are biological functioning, organizational innovation, digital religion, spirituality, atheism, and transnationalism. The relationship of religion to other significant social institutions like work and entrepreneurship, science, and sport is also analyzed. Specific attention is paid, where appropriate, to international issues as well as to race, class, sexuality, and gender differences. This handbook includes 27 chapters by a distinguished, diverse, and international collection of experts, organized into 6 major sections: religion and social institutions; religious organization; family, life course, and individual change; difference and inequality; political and legal processes; and globalization and transnationalism.

Religion Empirical Studies

Author: Steven J. Sutcliffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351904817
Size: 74.63 MB
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Treating 'religion' as a fully social, cultural, historical and material field of practice, this book presents a series of debates and positions on the nature and purpose of the 'Study of Religions', or 'Religious Studies'. Offering an introductory guide to this influential, and politically relevant, academic field, the contributors illustrate the diversity and theoretical viability of qualitative empirical methodologies in the study of religions. The historical and cultural circumstances attending the emergence, defence, and future prospects of Religious Studies are documented, drawing on theoretical material and case studies prepared within the context of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), and making frequent reference to wider European, North American, and other international debates and critiques.

Digital Religion

Author: Heidi Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041567610X
Size: 44.87 MB
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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.