Perspectives on Media, Religion and Culture


(2017) “Christianity.”
In K. B. Jensen, R. Craig, J. Pooley, & E. Rothenbuhler (Eds.), International encyclopedia of communication and philosophy. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

(2016) “The media and religious authority from ancient to modern.”
In S. Hoover (Ed.), The media and religious authority. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 37-66.

(2016) Book review, New media and religious transformations in Africa,
in Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, 20 (2): 114-16.

(2014) “Is religion being mediatized?”
Paper presented at the 2014 Conference of the Australian Association of the Study of Religion – “Religion, Diversity and Governance.” Deakin University, Melbourne, 3rd – 5th December.

(2012) “Re-placing religion.”
Australian Journal of Communication, 39 (1), f-0.

(2012) “The global remediation of religion.”
Panel presentation: Global Studies Consortium Meeting, “Global flows of media, people and culture.” Melbourne, 13-17 June, 2012.

(2011) “New religious “prosperity” movements and their social and economic implications.”
Paper presented at the Conference on Media, Communication, and Democracy: Global and National Environments, RMIT University, Melbourne.

(2011) “Boundary riding: The question of ‘and’ in contemporary religion and popular culture.”
Keynote lecture presented to the “Contemporary Religion and Popular Culture Symposium, ” Monash University, Melbourne. 21st October 2011.

(2010)  “New media, new religion? Perspectives and questions from the history of Christianity.”
Keynote address to the Nordic Research Network Seminar, Sigtuna, Sweden, 25th October, 2010.

(2008) “Media.”
In D. Morgan (Ed.), Key words in the study of media and religion. New York: Routledge, pp. 111-123.
Book also published in Farsi translation. Download “Media” chapter in Farsi.

(2008) “Contradicting realities: déja vu in Tehran.”
Journal of Media and Religion, 7 (1-2), 103-106.

(2007) “Gibson’s The Passion: the super-heroic body of Jesus.”
In Super/Heroes: From Hercules to Superman, ed. Wendy Haslen, Angela Ndalianis and Chris Mackie, 167-80. Washington: New Academia Publishing.

(2007) “Researching religion in a School of Media and Cultural Studies.”
Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 26 (2).

(2004) “Media, culture and religion: an introduction.”
In Peter Horsfield, Mary Hess and Adan Medrano (eds.), Belief in media: cultural perspectives on media and Christianity. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.xv-xxiii.
Book published in Spanish as Medio y creencias: perspectivas culturales del cristianismo en el entorno mediático (2007).

(2003) “Continuities and discontinuities in ethical reflections on digital virtual reality.”
Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 18 (3&4), 155-172.

(1989) “The media and violence: needed – a new paradigm for public policy.”
Paper presented to Australian Communication Association Seminar, 5th December.

(1988) “Larger than life: religious functions of television.”
Media Information Australia, 47 (February), 61-66.

(1986) Taming the television: a parent’s guide to children and television.
Sydney: Albatross.
Pre-computers and dated in its theory base, but still available.