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The Bible and Media Theory

Everyone in media studies reveres Marshall McLuhan, whose coinage “the medium is the message” is a foundational axiom of the field. Most of his followers in that thoroughly secular discipline, however, probably don’t know that McLuhan was a devout Catholic. Another giant in Media Studies, French philosopher and sociologist Jacques Ellul, was a passionate Christian. Professors […]

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From Wittenberg to WikiLeaks: The Parallel Paths of Martin Luther and Edward Snowden

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