JRFM is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. It offers a platform for scholarly research in the broad field of religion and media, with a particular interest in audio-visual and interactive forms of communication. It engages with the challenges arising from the dynamic development of media technologies and their interaction with religion in an interdisciplinary key.

JRFM is edited by a network of international film, media and religion experts from different countries and with professional experience in research, teaching and publishing in an interdisciplinary setting, linking perspectives from the study of religion and theology, film, media, visual and cultural studies, and sociology. It emerges from the cooperation between different institutions in Europe, particularly the University of Graz and the University of Munich in cooperation with the Schüren publishing house in Marburg.

New book on visual religion


Natalie Fritz, Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Stefanie Knauss, Marie-Therese Mäder, and Daria Pezzoli, members of the JRFM editorial board, have published an introduction to the study of religion with particular interest in visual communication: Sichtbare Religion. Eine Einführung in die Religionswissenschaft. Further information can be found here.

Vol 4 No 2 (2018): The Media of Marriage / Wedding

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