IBNA- ‘Digital Religion’ (2012) a book by American scholar Heidi A. Campbell which describes how new digital media makes a new sense of religion has been published in Persian.
The book which draws together a global range of scholars, offers a core text to define and offer historical context on the development of the field. It has been translated into Persian by Maryam Hashempour Sadeghian and Majid Movahed. Tarh-e No Publishing in Tehran has released the work in 312 pages and 700 copies.
‘Digital Religion’ offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and new media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of new media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions, from cell phones and video games to blogs and Second Life.
The book provides a detailed review of major topics, includes a series of case studies to illustrate and elucidate the thematic explorations, considers the theoretical, ethical and theological issues raised.
Heidi A. Campbell is Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University, USA. Her books include ‘Exploring Religious Community Online’ (Peter Lang, 2005) and ‘When Religion Meets New Media’ (Routledge, 2010).