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date: 23 February 2019

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This article notes that the mediation of religion in both the global and the local context is one of a number of emerging new research areas in media studies. Scholars are examining the representation of religions in various contexts, including the Internet and the Web, and how such mediation of religion might contribute to religious ferment. However, the discussion is also keen to stress the serious shortcomings of a purely instrumentalist understanding of the relationship between the media and religion.

Keywords: Internet, Web, religious mediation, religious ferment, mass media

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