Media in Christian History

While a lot of research has now been done on the interaction of media and religion in contemporary times, looking at the issue in a historical perspective has been relatively undeveloped. Some of my work has sought to address this deficiency.

Publications

(2016) From Jesus to the Internet: a history of Christianity and media.
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
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(2014) “Power, control and religious language: Latin and vernacular contests in the Christian medieval and Reformation periods.”
In K. Granholm, M. Moberg, & S. Sjö (Eds.), Religion, media and social change. New York: Routledge, pp. 19-37.
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(2013) “The ecology of writing and the shaping of early Christianity.” 
In K. Lundby (Ed.), Media across religion: from early antiquity to late modernity. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 37-53.
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(2011) “What is it about the book? semantic and material dimensions in the mediation of the Word of God.”
with Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu. Studies in World Christianity, 17(2), 175-193.
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(2011) “Media and communications, Christian.”
In G. Kurian (Ed.), The encyclopedia of Christian civilization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 3, pp. 1471-1477.
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(2011) “Literacy, writing and branding: Media and the episcopal takeover of Christianity.”
Presentation to the Communication Commons Seminar, Monash University, 2nd May 2011.
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(2007) “A mediated religion: historical perspectives on Christianity and the Internet.” 
With Paul Teusner.
Studies in World Christianity, 13(3), 278-295.
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(2003) “Electronic media and the past-future of Christianity.” 
In J. Mitchell & S. Marriage (Eds.), Mediating religion: Conversations in media, religion and culture. London: T & T Clark, pp. 271-282.
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(1997) Changes in religion in periods of media convergence.
In S. Hoover & K. Lundby (Eds.), Rethinking media, religion and culture . London: Sage, pp. 167-183. Book also translated into Farsi.
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