Quoting God: How Media Shape Ideas About Religion and Culture
Publisher: Baylor University Press | ISBN: 1932792066 | edition 2005 | PDF | 317 pages | 1,08 mb
Quoting God charts the many ways in which media report religion news, how media use the quoted word to describe lived faith, and how media itself influence - and are influenced by - religious discourse and behavior in the public square. The volume intentionally brings together the work of academics, who study religion as a crucial factor in the construction of identity, and the work of professional journalists, who regularly report on religion in an age of instant and competitive news. This book clearly demonstrates that the relationship between media culture and spiritual culture is foundational and multi-directional; that the relationship between news values and religion in political life is influential; and that the relationship among modernity, belief, and journalism is pivotal.