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.


(2018) “Googling Clement: Media in the historical construction and contemporary deconstruction of Christianity.”
Keynote address given to the International Conference on “Christianity and Mediation: Implications, Opportunities, Conflicts,” St. George Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt, 15th March, 2018

(2017) “Historical roundtable: studying media and religion.” 
With John P. Ferré, Tona J. Hangen, Peter G. Horsfield, and Mark R. Silk, in Historiography in Mass Communication, Vol 7, No 5, pp. 35-47

(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.

(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.

(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.

(2011) “Media and communications, Christian.”
In G. Kurian (Ed.), The encyclopedia of Christian civilization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 3, pp. 1471-1477.

(2011) “Literacy, writing and branding: Media and the episcopal takeover of Christianity.”
Presentation to the Communication Commons Seminar, Monash University, 2nd May 2011.

(2007) “A mediated religion: historical perspectives on Christianity and the Internet.” 
With Paul Teusner.
Studies in World Christianity, 13(3), 278-295.

(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.

(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.