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Deus in Machina
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Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Jeremy Stolow

Abstract

Drawing upon a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples, this book approaches the study of religion and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective, synthesizing recent work in the anthropology and history of religion, media studies, and science and technology studies. The book comprises eleven original case studies plus an introduction that critically assesses the existing literature on religion and technology, and suggests future paths of scholarly inquiry. Discussions range across different religious traditions (including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Spiritualism, Buddhism, ... More

Keywords: Religion – theories of, Technology – cultural dimensions, Comparative religion, Religion and Science, Religion and Media, Technology and Magic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823249800
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Stolow, editor
Concordia University

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Introduction

Jeremy Stolow

Equipment

Calendar, Clock, Tower

John Durham Peters

Bio-Power

An Empowered World

Jason Ānanda Josephson

(Re)Locating Religion in a Technological Age

Virtual Vodou, Actual Practice

Alexandra Boutros

TV St. Claire

Maria José A. de Abreu

End Matter