Media and Religion
Fig. 1. Media and Religion. Courtesy of Routledge, 2011.

Routledge publishes a new book titled "Media and Religion: Foundations of an Emerging Field" written by Daniel A. Stout from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Publication Data

Stout, Daniel A. Media and Religion: Foundations of an Emerging Field. Routledge, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8058-6384-0.


This text examines the history, theory, cultural context, and professional aspects of media and religion. While religion has been explored more fully in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the humanities, there is no clear bridge of understanding to the communication discipline. Daniel A. Stout tackles this issue by providing a roadmap for examining this understudied area so that discussions about media and religion can more easily proceed.

Offering great breadth, this text covers key concepts and historical highlights; world religions, denominations, and cultural religion; and religion and specific media genres. The text also includes key terms and questions to ponder for every chapter, and concludes with an in-class learning activity that can be used to encourage students to explore the media–religion interface and review the essential ideas presented in the book.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Key Concepts
3. Physiology and Mental States
4. World Religions and Denominations
5. Cultural Religion
6. Media Criticism
7. The Internet
8. Entertainment Media
9. The News
10. Strategic Communication
11. In the Classroom: A Learning Activity

About the Author

Daniel A. Stout is a Professor in the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

To order the book online visit the Routledge website.