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Seyedehbehnaz Hosseini, Transnational Religious Practices on Facebook, CyberOrient, Vol. 11, Iss. 2, 2017
CyberOrient

New Issue of the Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet

The Institute for Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg released a new issue of its Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet (Vol 9, 2015). It features "a multitude of articles, ranging from the crowdfunding of a new church, shari'a in cyberspace, the pope on Twitter, the internet site of Ahmadiyya in Germany, online authority of the minority of the Kyais in Indonesia and attitutes towards women's participation in public prayer in Judaism and Islam as well as a book review of Cybertheolgy: Thinking Christianity in The Era of the Internet."

New Book: Preaching Islamic Renewal: Religious Authority and Media in Contemporary Egypt

The book examines the life and work of Muhammad Mitwalli Sha‘rawi, one of Egypt's most beloved and successful Islamic preachers. His wildly popular TV program aired every Friday for years until his death in 1998. At the height of his career, it was estimated that up to 30 million people tuned in to his show each week. Yet despite his pervasive and continued influence in Egypt and the wider Muslim world, Sha‘rawi was for a long time neglected by academics. While much of the academic literature that focuses on Islam in modern Egypt repeats the claim that traditionally trained Muslim scholars suffered the loss of religious authority, Sha‘rawi is instead an example of a well-trained Sunni scholar who became a national media sensation. As an advisor to the rulers of Egypt as well as the first Arab television preacher, he was one of the most important and controversial religious figures in late-twentieth-century Egypt.

CFP: gamevironments. games, religion, and stuff

gamevironments. games, religion, and stuff
http://www.gamevironments.org/?page_id=61
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler
study of religion, game studies
radde@uni-bremen.de
+49 (0)421 218 67911
Jan 15, 2016

Religion in Cyberspace 2015

Nov 27, 2015 – Nov 28, 2015
Brno
Czech Republic
Organized by the Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, and European Academy of Law and ICT
http://cyberspace.muni.cz/
study of religion, Internet studies, media studies, Czech Republic
cyberspace@law.muni.cz
Jul 31, 2015

Book: Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

This book is a definitive guide to the ideological differences, organisational structures and international links of the main Islamic groups active in Britain today. The vast majority of Britain’s 1600 mosques are linked to wider sectarian networks: the Deobandi and Tablighi Jamaat movements with their origins in colonial India; the Salafi groups inspired by an austere form of Islam widely practiced in Saudi Arabia; the Islamist movements with links to religious political parties in the Middle East and South Asia; the Sufi movements that tend to emphasise spirituality rather than religious and political militancy; and the diverse Shi’ite sects which range from the orthodox disciples of Grand Ayatollah Sistani in Iraq to the Ismaili followers of the pragmatic and modernising Aga Khan.

New Issue of the Journal of Media and Religion

Journal of Media and Religion released its new issue (Vol. 14, Issue 1, 2015). The issue looks at the media's role in silencing religious dialogue among U.S. Muslims, and other topics.

New Issue of the Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet

The Institute for Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg released a new issue of its Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet (Vol 7, 2015) titled Religion in Digital Games Reloaded edited by Simone Heidbrink, Tobias Knoll and Jan Wysocki.
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