Religion Across Media

From Early Antiquity to Late Modernity

by Knut Lundby (Volume editor)
Textbook XXIII, 215 Pages


This edited collection aims to examine religion across:
historical media forms using a broad concept of «media»
contemporary media with a focus on digital forms
religious traditions
disciplinary approaches
The focus here is on processes of mediation rather than «media» as such. Religion is seen as intertwined in forms of mediation that possibly transform religious practices.
Analytical insights from the field of media studies are brought to bear on religion in ancient media, such as ritual or early manuscript culture. Insights from such analyses provide a strengthened awareness of continuities and discontinuities between the (post-) modern and earlier societies to the study of current media and religion.
This book attempts to address issues of religion and media precisely through establishing a cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue on the subject of «religion across media».


XXIII, 215
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2013 (May)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 215 pp.

Biographical notes

Knut Lundby (Volume editor)

Knut Lundby is Dr.phil. in sociology of religion from the University of Oslo, where he is currently Professor in the Department of Media and Communication. Some of Dr. Lundby’s previous publications include Mediatization: Concept, Changes, Consequences (2009) and Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories: Self-representations in New Media (2008). He is also a co-editor of Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media (2006).


Title: Religion Across Media