Digital Religions

This course explores the ways religious communities partake in and contribute to digital culture.
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Description: This course explores the ways religious communities partake in and contribute to digital culture. What are the points of contestation for adopting new media technologies for religious communities? How do religious communities frame the purpose, benefit, and concerns of media use in ways that align with their respective ethical visions? Takes a historically contextual approach to ground current practices in broader histories of religious mediation. The seminar will be organized around guiding concepts and case studies that enable students to analyze the structures of power that frame media practices, its production, as well as the narrations regarding their use in society today.

Seminary: Drew Theological School

Science areas: AI and AI ethics, Technology and COVID-19

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