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The Dynamics of Religion, Media, and Community

TitleThe Dynamics of Religion, Media, and Community
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsRota, A, Kruger, O
JournalOnline - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet

This article introduces the special issue, “The Dynamics of Religion, Media, and Community”. It examines the shifting faith in the concept of religious community in the social studies of religion and calls attention to the normative expectations connected to the rise of new forms of communities in the age of the Internet. Against this backdrop, it discusses strengths and weakness of selected approaches in the study of media and religion and suggests future research pathways to which the articles in the special issue provide important contributions.