The connection of interfaith and intercultural understanding stems from a conceptual foundation on the dialogue between religions and cultures. These types of conversation are essential for the clarification and reflection of practical opportunities and challenges that these exchanges are facing.
New Media and Communication Across Religions and Cultures offers a unique opportunity in both the social sciences, humanities, and communication fields to provide concrete concepts and notions in the areas of inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue. By exploring this empirical research of relevant experiences, this book is important for researchers, practitioners, and students in varied fields of philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, media students, law, and more.
Reviews and Testimonials
Contributors from a wide range of disciplines and professions dispute the Enlightenment premise that religion should be relegated to the private sphere. Some present scholarly discussions of concepts and notions in theoretical and empirical evidence, while others share their experience of religious diversity in the media world. They cover the philosophical, sociological, and cultural dimensions; media representations of religions and the religious; religions in cyberspace; barriers and opportunities for fostering dialogue and cooperation; normative conversations on religion and culture in the public sphere; and religious dialogues in the arts and popular culture.
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A multi-disciplinary collection of papers that highlights ongoing concerns about public dimensions of religion. [...] This anthology is worth seeking out because its discussions of religion and communication in the context of interfaith recognition and cooperation deserve consideration.
– John P. Ferré, University of Louisville, USA, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 92(1)