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MEDIA, RELIGION AND RELIGIOSITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Abstract : The presence of religion on the Internet is growing globally. This special issue aims at analyzing how religious groups and individuals employ digital media, how religion is represented online, and how new technologies shape the practice of contemporary religion. With articles in different languages focusing on various contexts, this special issue explores religious authorities, practices, communities, conflicts, and spiritualities in the digital age, with a theoretical attention to the field of religion and digital media. Religion is based on messages circulated among believers and on systems of communication that sustain a certain religious worldview. It is for this reason that religion and media are seen as intrinsically connected elements (HOOVER, 2006). Throughout history, religion has used various media to communicate its core values, including sacred texts, oral speeches, and printed books (HORSFIELD, 2015). However, it is in the 20th century that the growth of media technologies and the diffusion of mass media-such as newspapers, radio, and television-created new conditions to study religion and media. Scholars interested in the field of religion and media explored, on the one hand, how religious organizations employed media such as television (HOOVER, 1988; PECK, 1993) and radio (ECHCHAIBI, 2011). On the other hand, several studies analyzed how religion is reported in newspapers (
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Marco Túlio de Sousa, Mihaela-Alexandra Tudor, Giulia Evolvi. MEDIA, RELIGION AND RELIGIOSITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE. Tropos. Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura , 2021, 10 (1), https://periodicos.ufac.br/index.php/tropos/article/view/5194. ⟨hal-03323911⟩

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