'When Religion Meets New Media offers a most valuable contribution to the development of theoretical approaches in the study of religion and media, and will be a key text for future scholarship in the field. This text is strongly recommended for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional researchers interested in the changing forms of religion in contemporary society.' - Tim Hutchings, Umeå University, Sweden
'When Religion Meets New Media provides valuable new insights into thinking about the relationships between religion and new media technologies. Using informative case material, Heidi Campbell demonstrates the complex processes through which religious communities engage with, and justify their use of, new media. The book provides a useful framework for thinking about religious uses of media technologies that can be taken up across a wide range of contexts. Clearly-written, it will be of great value both to students and researchers in media studies and the study of religion.' – Gordon Lynch, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
'This is an outstanding, highly readable book, a contribution as well as a challenge to the field of media, religion, and cultural studies and how the idea of belief--popular, particular, political--is changed by new media technology.' - Claire Badaracco, Communication Research Trends
About the Author
Heidi Campbell is Assistant Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University where she teaches and researches New Media, Popular Culture and Religion. Her work has appeared in New Media and Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Contemporary Religion and she is the author of Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005).